Fr. Thomas Colyandro
A Prayer for You: When You're Sick
With all of the fear and concern about COVID-19, we encourage you to pray for your recover
using this beautiful prayer below. Remember, the Lord never abandons us. He is with us until the end of days (Matthew 28:20).
"O Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, the Physician of our souls and bodies, Who didst become Man and suffer death on the cross for our salvation, and through Thy tender love and compassion didst heal all manner of sickness and affliction: do Thou, O Lord, visit me in my suffering, and grant me grace and strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted with Christian patience and submission to Thy will, trusting in Thy loving kindness and tender mercy. Bless, I pray Thee, the means used for my recovery, and those who administer them. I humbly pray Thee: look upon my weakness, and deal not with me according to my sins, but according to the multitude of Thy mercies. Have compassion on me, and let mercy and justice meet, and deliver me from the sickness and suffering I am experiencing. Grant that my sickness may be the means of my true repentance and amendment of my life according to Thy will, that I may spend the rest of my days in Thy love and fear; that my soul, being helped by Thy grace and sanctified by Thy Holy Sacraments, may be prepared for its transition to eternal life, and there, in the company of Thy blessed saints, may praise and glorify Thee, with Thine eternal Father, and life-giving Spirit. Amen."
- The Divine Liturgy Prayer Book, Narrow Path Bookstore, 2005, p. 124.