Thursday, June 28, 2007

"Prayers for Healing"

"Prayers for Healing"

Precious Lord, take my hand.
Lead me on. Let me stand.
I am tired. I am weak. I am worn.
Through the storm,
Through the night,
Lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord,
and lead me home.
(African-American spiritual)

O Thou in whose great arms
All the children of earth are embraced,
Here in thy presence we remember
our kinship with all human kind.

We rejoice for those who are in
full health and strength,
Whose ways are ways of pleasantness
and peace.

Our hearts reach out toward those
whose ways are ways of suffering,
of body, mind, or soul.

May it be that thou shalt find us
reaching out to them
Not only with our hearts but with
our hands also,
To help them in the bearing of
their burdens,
To help in the lifting of their
(Robert French Leavens)

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

Look at our brokenness.

We know that in all creation
Only the human family
Has strayed from the Sacred Way.

We know that we are the ones
Who are divided
And we are the ones
Who must come back together
To walk in the Sacred Way.

Sacred One,
Teach us love, compassion, and honor
That we may heal the earth
And heal each other.
(Ojibway Prayer)

Lord God, we come worshipping you today with grateful hearts that you are our keeper, the one who continually cares for us. We come praying today for many people. We pray for all who are in need of healing. We pray for all who are disabled by injury or illness. We pray for all who are troubled by confusion or pain. We pray for all whose increasing years bring weariness. We pray for all about to undergo surgery. We pray for all who can not sleep. We pray for the doctors, nurses, and all staff here at the hospital. We pray for patients here at the hospital and their loved ones. We pray the prayers which are written in the prayer book here in the chapel. Lord, hear the spoken and unspoken prayers on the hearts and minds of those gathered here today.

Into your hands, O God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, love, grace, and protection. Amen.
(Chaplain Shauna Silmon)

Great Physician, we ask for the healing of body, mind and spirit. Reveal any hindrances to this healing and give us courage to trust in your Divine generosity and friendship. We give you thanks for hearing our prayer. Amen.
(A fellow pilgrim)

"Maha Mritunjaya Mantra"

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandim Pushti Verdanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaan
Mrityor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi
(Hindu Prayer)

We worship the All-Seeing One
Fragrant, He nourishes bounteously
From fear of death may He cut us free
To realize immortality
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

"Mi Sheberach"

May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Abraham, Rebecca and Isaac, Leah, Rachel and Jacob bless all the ill among us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, and love and strength to all of us. God, let Your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort us. May we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of the body and a healing of the spirit, and let us say, Amen.
(Jewish prayer)