Prayer For Hospital Chaplains

Lord Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of the sheep, you gather

the lambs in your arms and carry them in your bosom: We

commend to your loving care this child N. Relieve his pain,

guard him from all danger, restore to him your gifts of

gladness and strength, and raise him up to a life of service to

you. Hear us, we pray, for you dear Name's sake. Amen.

Heavenly Father, watch with us over your child (name)., and grant

that s/he may be restored to that perfect health which it is

yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command

you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity:

Be present in your goodness with your servant N., that his

weakness may be banished and his strength restored; and that,

his health being renewed, he may bless your holy Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers:

Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant N.

the help of your power, that his sickness may be turned into

health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in

time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit, and

relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired.

Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with

a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations

of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In

thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead

the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant

that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Holy God, sometimes things are really difficult for us especially when we have to face our humanness in a way that is not necessarily comfortable for us. Thank you for being present with us and helping us to look at our living and our dying. Remind us when we are fearful of death that You will be there with us each step of the way. Help our family members and those we love as they try to deal with what is happening as well. Let Your love and presence be felt as we express our fears, our concerns, and our mortality. Help us to always to remember that through our faith in You, we can live and we can die. We pray these prayers with the assurance of the love and compassion that your Son, Jesus Christ, has shown to us throughout our lives. We know that Jesus will be there to welcome our souls into God's presence. Amen.

Loving and ever-present God, we believe that your grace is sufficient for all things. Comfort us anew by your presence. Allow that in our weakness we may be made strong, in our grief, consoled, and in our ignorance, wise. Protect and guide us that we may know the way to take and that at each crossroad of life we may see the right path to choose. Safeguard us by your power, uphold us your kindness, and warm us by your love. By your divine grace help us to do what is right, to act courageously, to love our neighbors, to forgive our enemies. By your grace, bless us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and
The fact that I think I am following your will
Does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
Does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road
Though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore I will trust you always
Though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
And you will never leave me to face my perils alone.