"Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that Your Father who is in heaven may also forgive your trespasses." Mark 11: 24-25


Prayers of a Sick Person

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, You became man and died on the cross for our salvation. You healed people of sickness and affliction through Your love and compassion. Visit me, Lord and grant me strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted, with patience, submission to Your will and trust in Your loving care. I pray that You will bless the means used for my recovery and those who administer them. Grant that my sickness may be to my spiritual benefit and that I may live the rest of my life more faithfully according to Your will. For You are the source of life and healing and to You I give praise and glory, now and forever. Amen.

Lord, Jesus Christ our Savior, Physician of souls and bodies who became man and died on the cross for our salvation, and who healed mankind of sickness and affliction through Your tender love and compassion, visit me, Lord in my suffering and grant me strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted, with Christian patience and submission to Your will, trusting in Your loving kindness and tender mercy. I pray that You will bless the means being used for my recovery, and those who administer them. I know, Lord, that I justly deserve any punishment You may inflict upon me, because I have so often offended You and sinned against You in thought, word and deed. therefore, I humbly pray that you will look upon my weakness, and will deal with me not according to my sins, but according to the multitude of Your mercies. Have compassion on me, and allow mercy and justice to meet, and deliver me from this sickness and suffering that I am undergoing. Grant that this sickness will become the reason for me to live my like according to Your will, that I might spend the rest of my days in Your love and fear; that my soul, being helped by Your grace, and sanctified by Your Holy Mysteries, may be prepared for its passage into Eternal Life, and there, in the company of Your Blessed Saints may praise and glorify You, with Your Eternal Father, and Life-giving Spirit. Amen.

Christ, our only Defender, I pray that You descend quickly from heaven and visit Your suffering servant; deliver me from my sickness and bitter pains; raise me up so I might sing to You and praise you without ceasing. I ask this of You who alone loves mankind, through the prayers of the Theotokos. Amen.

Lord, the great Comforter of those who suffer, I ask that You accept the prayers which I offer to You in my affliction. You have permitted this sickness to come upon me so that I might be chastened. It is You who sends down upon us both affliction and consolation. You are the Lord of life and health, and You alone can raise me up from my bed of sickness. Without Your gracious help I cannot hope to recover. It is true that I am a sinner who is unworthy of Your mercy; but, because of Your goodness, You receive everyone who turns to you with a humble and contrite heart. My Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. Say to me as You said to the man who was sick with palsy: "your sins are forgiven." Surely, I will not forget the warning which You gave to the paralyzed man: "sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you." My health is in your hands: You need only say the word and I will be well again. However, if it is Your decision that it be otherwise, then let You will be done; only you control my fate, Lord, in life as well as in death. You know best what leads to my well-being You have favored me with many blessings throughout my life; and, I pray, that You will not forsake me now, in this time of my sickness. Once again, I cry to You; Lord: May Your will be done. Amen

Lord, Jesus Christ, Physician of souls and bodies, Who makes us humble and heals us; visit with mercy Your (servant/handmaid)__________. Stretch Your loving hand of healing. Restrain the spirit of weakness, cast off every soreness, every fever and pain. Lord, have compassion on Your creation, for You are blessed, now and for evermore. Amen.

Prayer for Healing

Lord, Our God, you who healed long-lasting and terrible diseases by your word alone; You who healed Peter's mother-in-law of her fever, Master, heal also me your servant of the illness with which I am afflicted. You who chastised with pity, and heal according to Your goodness and can put aside every sickness and disease, raise me up from my bed of pain and suffering. Put the medicine of Your mercy on me, and grant me complete healing and health. For you are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to you we offer glory, together with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages, Amen.

 

Prayers for a Sick Person

Heavenly Father, physician of our souls and bodies, Who have sent Your only-begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, visit and heal also Your servant (name) from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant him (her) patience in this sickness, strength of body and spirit, and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed. I pray, heal Your servant (name) and grant to him (her) the gift of complete health. For You are the source of healing and to You I give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord our God, Who by a word alone did heal all diseases, Who did cure the kinswoman of Peter, You Who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness; Who are able to put aside every sickness and infirmity, do You Yourself, the same Lord, grant aid to Your servant (name) and cure him (her) of every sickness of which he (she) is grieved; and send down upon him (her) Your great mercy, and if it be Your will, give to him (her) health and a complete recovery; for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You do we send up Glory: to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.


Thanksgiving After Recovery from Sickness

Almighty God and heavenly Father, source of life and Fountain of all good things, I bless Your Holy name and offer to You most hearty thanks for having delivered me from my sickness, and for having restored me to health. Grant me Your continuing grace, I pray to You, so I may keep my good resolutions, and correct the error of my ways and improve in virtue; so I may live a new life in obedient fear of You, doing Your will in all things, and devoting this new life which You have given me to Your service. And, living for you have given me to Your service. And, living for You in this manner, I pray that I will be found ready when it pleases You to call me, my heavenly Father, to whom is due all honor, praise, glory and thanksgiving, together with your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and Your all-holy and Life-giving Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

 

Prayer Before an Operation

Lord, Jesus Christ, our God, who patiently endured the scouring and wounding of Your sacred body so that You may save the souls and the bodies of Your people, look graciously upon me, Your servant, and give me strength to bear patiently whatever You shall deem fit to lay upon me. Bless the means for working out this cure, and grant me endurance, so that the wounding of my body may lead to the correcting and salvation of my soul. For, it is Yours to show mercy and to save us, Christ our God, and to You we send up glory together with Your Father, who is without beginning, and your all-holy and life-giving Spirit, now and forever, Amen.

 

Prayer of Thanks After an Operation

Almighty God, who allows man to fall down so that he might be lifted up again, and who allows him to be wounded so that he might be healed again, who allows him to be stricken so that his wounds might be bound up, I thank You because You have not seen fit to have me, Your servant, die; but you have shown me Your compassion and have preserved and correct me and help me in my misery. I ask that You look with mercy upon me, Your servant, to whom You have granted ease and relief, and that You permit the suffering of body to lead to the purification of my soul, and that the good work begun in my may be fulfilled in Your good time, and that I may be entered into never-ending life. May this come to be through the grace of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all-holy Spirit, forever. Amen.