Prayer in Sickness
Almighty and Eternal God,
I offer you my sickness
In union with the sufferings of your son endured.
The sacred body of Jesus
was afflicted with untold sufferings.
His pains were intense
And you willed that he suffer in such a manner
For the salvation of the world.
By uniting my sufferings to those of Jesus,
I can make them meritorious
For my salvation and for that of others.
In your mercy,
O sacred heart of Jesus,
Grant me the strength to accept my infirmity,
And if it be your will,
may I speedily be restored to health.
You, dear Lord,
Who cured the mother-in-law of Peter,
Grant that I too may be cured
So as to resume my daily duties,
If not, give the humility
To accept the help of others
And the grace to see
Your kind and gracious purpose
working in all the events of my life. Amen.