Yet Still Another Litany for Healing

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A Litany for Healing

Loving and compassionate God,
Lord of all health and wholeness
We are fearfully and wonderfully made
Thank you for your miracle of healing

You gift our bodies with incredible means of protection and repair
Immune systems that shield and heal us
Wounds that heal, bones that knit, tissues that repair themselves
Thank you for your miracle of healing

You gift our world with plants and herbs that cure our diseases
They provide our medicines and pain killers
They form the basis of our antibiotics and antiseptics
Thank you for your miracle of healing

You gift our lives with your healing life
Your Cross that saves and redeems us
The bread and wine that draws us into your presence
Thank you for your miracle of healing

Jesus you came to save and heal us
You healed the sick and raised the dead
You touched lepers and outcasts
Jesus you came to save and heal us

You stopped on the way to the rich man’s daughter
To heal the woman abandoned and despised because of an issue of blood
Jesus you came to save and heal us

You raised a poor woman’s son from death
And promised that one day all children will have a full life
Jesus you came to save and heal us

You gave you disciples power to cure disease
And sent them out to heal the sick and to preach the good news of the kingdom
Jesus you came to save and heal us

May we too be worthy disciples and become your caring hands
Anointing others with your healing balm and binging them to health and wholeness
Jesus you came to save and heal us, have mercy on us

[Pause to pray by name for those you know who are in need of healing.]

God of health,
God of wholeness,
God of love
Heal our bodies
Heal our minds
Heal our souls
Heal our spirits
Redeem our lives

[SOURCE: http://godspace.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/a-litany-for-healing%5D

About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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5 Responses to Yet Still Another Litany for Healing

  1. Denise says:

    Thank you for reminding us of the everyday miracle of life. We so easily become accustomed to expecting quick healing from our common bumps & bruises, that we forget the source of healing. May God heal all who suffer from cancer.

  2. Anne Comeaux says:

    Thank you for this, Paul. I am currently caring for (and living with) my adult daughter who lives alone and had a double mastectomy and hysterectomy 10 days ago because of invasive cancer. This week we heard that all lymph nodes are negative and the margins of 3 tumors are all clean. We all fell to our knees in thanks to the God who brought us here. Now I pray that Lent will help “cure” me of my selfishness, weakness and other shortcomings.

  3. Kelly Rose says:

    Needed this. Very beautiful.

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your daughter, Anne Comeaux.

  4. sandscript02 says:

    Thank you, Fr. Paul, for this beautiful prayer. I will repeat it regularly during the upcoming days of Lent, it’s positive words a balm to an ailing body. God bless you. Sandra

  5. Catherine says:

    Thank you.

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