A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 3 – for Those in Pain

Day 3, page 14 – first prayer

Prayer For Those in Pain

Give patience, and comfort O God, to all who suffer pain, grant all Doctors and Nurses the skill and tender sympathy so necessary to restore the sick to health again.  May we remember the pain which [Your] Son endured to save those who believe in [You]: and, if it be [Your] Will, may all in the our hospital be healed, and renewed for a life of service to  [You].  [All this we ask in the Name and for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.]


Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 

Revelation 21:4 ESV 
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Romans 8:18 ESV 
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

1 Peter 4:12-19 ESV
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. …

Job 30:17 ESV
The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest.

1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

1 Peter 4:19 ESV
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Jeremiah 15:18 ESV
Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail?

Job 14:22 ESV
He feels only the pain of his own body, and he mourns only for himself.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalms:

Psalm 41:3 ESV
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 25:1-22 ESV
Of David. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. …

Psalm 56:8 ESV
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

Psalm 17:1-15 ESV
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! From your presence let my vindication come! Let your eyes behold the right! You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent. My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. …


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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