Friday, July 11, 2008

A collect for those who need continuing care

Today I pray for those who are battling chronic illness:

Look with mercy, O God our Father, on all persons who have become ill, weak, distressed, or isolated. Provide for them homes of dignity and peace; give them understanding helpers, and the willingness to accept help; and increase their faith and their assurance of your love. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Deb said...

Forgot to comment here a week ago... I sent a link to this to a friend who is now standing in the face of Christ. Christ died last night... but died knowing the assurance of Christ's love.

I lurk but often don't comment. Good stuff here...


Rachel Nguyen said...


I will keep your friend, and you, in my prayers. I am sorry for your loss.

I am grateful that that collect resonated for you. It has brought comfort to me, too, as the friend of one who is suffering right now.