A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 1 – for the Sick in Our Hospital

Day 1, page 2 – first prayer

Prayer For the Sick in Our Hospital

Almighty God, we pray for [Your] Fatherly love, and tender compassion on the sick and suffering, and that [You will] use us to bring comfort and relief to them in their time of trial.  Especially for any who are waiting for an operation. Grant patience and tenderness to the [d]octors and [n]urses, and all who are doing [Your] work in this place. May we remember that [Your] touch has still it’s ancient power, and in [Your] Mercy heal us all, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 

Jeremiah 17:14 ESV
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

James 5:15 ESV
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

From Matthew
“Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.’ Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭12:9-14‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

From Luke
“One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal those who were ill. Some men came carrying a paralysed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:17-20‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

Suggested Reading from the Psalms:

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 Hopitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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