A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 2 – An Evening Prayer

Day 2, page 11 – first prayer

Prayer An Evening Prayer

We give thanks to [You] our Heavenly Father for all the blessings of the past day, for the care and attention of those who have watched over us, for the skill and the patience of the nurses and doctors, also for all that has been done to relieve pain, and restore us to health again, but most of all to [You] and [Your] unceasing, never-failing Love, for the hope that one day we too many see “the King in His beauty”. Amen.

Hymn by H. Twells: At Even Ere the Sun was Set

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Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 

Philippians 2:4 ESV 

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV 

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Romans 5:8 ESV 

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Luke 10:10-13 ESV

But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV 

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

 

John 14:15 ESV

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalms:

Psalm 150:6 ESV 

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Psalm 13:2-3 ESV 

How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Psalm 148:1-14 ESV 

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created. …

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

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