Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blessing For A Sick Child

P: God's peace be in this home.
All: And in all who live here.

Psalm 112

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Our Father

P: And lead us not into temptation.
All: But deliver us from evil.
P: Our God is merciful.
All: He is the Lord who watches over little children.
P: Let the little children come to me.
All: The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
P: Lord, heed my prayer.
All: And let my cry be heard by You.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.
God, by whose power all things grow to maturity, and once mature retain their strength, reach out Your right hand to this boy/girl who is afflicted at this tender age. Let him/her regain health, grow up to manhood/womanhood, and serve You in gratitude and fidelity all the days of his/her life; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Let us pray.
Merciful God and Father, our unalloyed comfort, who, having the interests of Your creatures at heart, are inclined in Your goodness to bestow the grace of healing not only on the soul but on the body as well; be pleased to raise up this sick child from his/her bed of suffering, and to return him/her in full health to Your Church and to his/her parents. May he/she then throughout the days of his/her life, as he/she advances in favor and knowledge in Your sight and that of men, serve You in righteousness and holiness, and render You due thanks for Your goodness; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

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