A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 1 – for Fatih

Day 1, page 3 – first prayer

Prayer For Faith

Lord increase our faith.  Give us calm assurance and complete trust in [You], so that in everything that may happen to us this day we may believe that [Your] Hand is over all. Grant that in small troubles, as well as great, we may have the faith of little children, knowing that [You] the Eternal God, are our Refuge, and that underneath are [Your] everlasting arms. [For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.]


Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”  Matthew 21:22 ESV 

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 ESV 

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.  Hebrews 11:6 ESV 

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  Mark 11:22-24 ESV 

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!  James 2:19 ESV 

For nothing will be impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37 ESV 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 ESV 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV 

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 ESV 

But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”  John 5:17 ESV 

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.  Matthew 19:13-15 ESV 

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.  Isaiah 54:13 ESV 

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  3 John 1:3-4 ESV 

Psalms: 

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”  Psalm 46:10 ESV 

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.  Psalm 131:2 ESV 

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.  Psalm 107:29-30 ESV


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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