Intercession for a Sick Person

O blessed Lord, the Father of mercies and God of all consolation, we ask you to look down with infinite pity and compassion upon this your sick servant. Remember the sharpness and weariness of his pains. Break not the bruised reed nor quench the smoking flax, but make him to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

Deliver him from the snares and temptation of Satan; from all impatience and repining at your chastisement; from all unbelief and distrust in your mercies; from improper fears of death and immoderate desires for life.

Grant unto him sincere repentance for his sins, and perfect assurance that they have been forgiven and his complete salvation secured through the atoning sacrifice and effectual mediation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sanctify to him all his afflictions, and, though very grievous to the flesh, may they begin, even now, to work out for him a far more exceeding and an eternal weight of glory. Prepare him for all that you have prepared for him. Give him to see the desire of his heart in the well-being and the well-doing of all bound to him by the ties of natural affection. And at last give to him an abundant entrance into your heavenly home.

O blessed Jesus, we cast ourselves upon your mercy: by your cross and passion, by your precious death and burial, by your glorious resurrection and ascension, and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, deliver us, O Lord, and hear our prayer. Amen.

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