Prayer for the Sick

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For the Sick

O Christ, Who alone art our Defender:
Visit and heal Thy suffering servant _____________,
delivering him (her) from sickness and grievous pains.
Raise him (her) up that he (she) may sing to Thee and praise Thee without ceasing,
through the prayers of the Theotokos,
O Thou Who alone loves mankind.

More Prayers for the Sick


Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy.

O Lord Almighty, the Healer of our souls and bodies,
You Who put down and raise up,
Who chastise and heal also;
do You now, in Your great mercy, visit our brother (our sister) (Name),
who is sick.
Stretch forth Your hand that is full of healing and health,
and get him (her) up from his (her) bed, and cure him (her) of his (her) illness.
Put away from him (her) the spirit of disease and of every malady, pain and fever to which he (she) is bound;
and if he (she) has sins and transgressions, grant to him (her) remission and forgiveness, in that You love mankind;
yea, Lord my God, pity Your creation,
through the compassions of Your Only-Begotten Son,
together with Your All-Holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit,
with Whom You are blessed, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy.

O Lord our God,
Who by word alone did heal all diseases,
Who did cure the kinswoman of Peter,
You Who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness;
Who are able to put aside every malady and infirmity,
do You Yourself, the same Lord, grant aid to this Your servant (Name)
and cure him (her) of every sickness of which he (she) is grieved;
lift him (her) up from his (her) bed of pain, and send down upon him (her) Your great mercy,
and if it be Your Will, give to him (her) health and a complete recovery;
for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies,
and to You do we send up Glory:
to Father, and to Son, and to Holy Spirit,
both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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