A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 6 – For the Sick and Those Who Attend Them

Day 6, page 32 – first prayer

Prayer for the Sick and Those Who Attend Them 

O God our Heavenly Father, we ask for [Your] comfort and Blessing on all who have lost any sleep during the past night; especially for those who lie in pain, or sickness, or are awaiting an operation.  Be [Lord] very near to them, and may they feel [Your] presence.  Relieve them from their suffering, if it be [Your] will; give them courage and strength to bear the pain; faith to trust in [You], knowing that all things work together for good to them that love [You]. Bless, we pray [You], all who strive in any way to relieve pain and sickness; give them patience and skill to do their work to the honor and glory of [Your] Holy Name. We ask this through Him who is the greatest of all physicians, even [Your] Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 




Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 
“When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up – one on one side, one on the other – so that his hands remained steady till sunset.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭17:12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed towards your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.”

‭‭Deut.‬ ‭15:11‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭30:2‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:4-5‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD, “because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.””

‭‭Jer.‬ ‭30:17‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.”

‭‭Ezek.‬ ‭34:16‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

‭‭Matt.‬ ‭5:4-5‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“‘They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or ill or in prison, and did not help you?””

‭‭Matt.‬ ‭25:44‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“‘What should we do then?’ the crowd asked. John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭3:10-11‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:1‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”

‭‭James‬ ‭5:13-15‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, just as you are progressing spiritually.”

‭‭3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

‭‭Prov.‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,”

‭‭Eccles.‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Isaiah had said, ‘Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover.’”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭38:21‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”

‭‭Jer.‬ ‭8:22‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you.”

‭‭Jer.‬ ‭30:13‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:34‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.”

‭‭1 Tim.‬ ‭5:23‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him,”

‭‭Gen.‬ ‭50:2‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!”

‭‭Job‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill.”

‭‭Matt.‬ ‭9:12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed round him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.’ Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭5:24-29‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 23)

August 23:

Verse of the Day

“Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses – if you can put riders on them!”

‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭18:23‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭1:1-6‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
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In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (New Devotional May #3)

New Devotional May # 3:

Verse of the Day

“‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“This is what the LORD says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, in the ships in which they took pride. I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.’ This is what the LORD says – he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:14-21‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 22)

August 22:

Verse of the Day

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
For we are fellow workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:6, 9‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly – mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not mere human beings? What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labour. For we are fellow workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved – even though only as one escaping through the flames. Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives among you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become ‘fools’ so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’; and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’ So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future – all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:1-23‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 21)

August 21:
Verse of the Day

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭1:35‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest. But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down towards your holy temple. Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies – make your way straight before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭5:1-12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 20)

August 20:
Verse of the Day
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-13‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 19)

August 19:
Verse of the Day
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-21‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 18)

August 18:
Verse of the Day
“The word of the LORD came to me: ‘What do you see, Jeremiah?’ ‘I see the branch of an almond tree,’ I replied. The LORD said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.’”

‭‭Jer.‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you – the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭121:1-8‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
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A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 6 – A Thanksgiving

Day 6, page 31 – first prayer

JESUS, THE CHRIST

[You] are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 

Hymns

Hymns:
A. & M. (Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950)

224. Crown Him with Many Crowns

274. He Wants Not Friends that Hath Thy Love

S of P Index of Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931

472. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs

481. Dear Lord and Father of mankind

599. O Happy Band of Pilgrims
A Thanksgiving 

O God, Whose ways are hidden, and [Whose] works most wonderful, Who makes nothin in vain, and loves all [You have] made, we humbly thank [You] for [Your] abounding Love and Power as we see it in our hospital; for the skill of hand and eye inspired by [Your] Divine Wisdom; for the devotion and sympathy inspired by [Your] Divine Love; and for all the work of healing which manifests forth [Your] Power continually. For these and all [Your] mercies to us, we pour forth our thankfulness, in the name of the great Master Healer of mankind, even [Your] Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 

Suggested Old and New Testament Reading:

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’”

‭‭Matt.‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Psalm:

“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭24:7‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭1:1-6‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
“LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose way of life is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbour, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honours those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭15:1-5‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 17)

August 17:
Verse of the Day
“‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’”

‭‭Matt.‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading
“Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.’ On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘What is written in the Law?’ he replied. ‘How do you read it?’ He answered, ‘ “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” ’ ‘You have answered correctly,’ Jesus replied. ‘Do this and you will live.’ But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.” ‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’ Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:23-37‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
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