Lift me up from my distress. Gentle Jesus, stay beside me through this day [night]. Bless these people that they may continue to serve you and please you all their days. Faithful Father, thank you that you are perfectly faithful; you never forget, … Grant me, I pray, in this tarnished world, the shining of your splendor. A Prayer for Graduates. new every morning: We give you thanks for giving our brother (sister) N. both Amen. In addition to worship, we have a vibrant music community, a fun and welcoming community for children and youth, plus offerings for everyone from young adults to seniors, covering many varied interests. may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Keep that which i… Merciful God, I thank you that since I have no strength to care for myself, you serve me through the hands and hearts of others. We invite and welcome ALL to join us in worship and community. Your servant Ruth said, “Your people will be my people, your God, my God.” You loved her and found a place for her in Israel. O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help Sanctify, O Holy One, my sickness, that awareness of weakness may add strength to my faith and determination to my repentance; and grant that I may be made whole, according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Scripture inspires us to strive for greater hospitality to the poor, the weak and strangers. servant N. in his suffering, and bless the means made use of for his Strengthen the weak. Amen. Please enter your first name and last initial. hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father's will: Be near Amen. I know not what it will Amen. rejoicing in your goodness, may so order his life and conduct that he May God the Father bless you, God the Son heal you, God God, your loving-kindness never fails and your mercies are new every morning. In their concerns and fears may they know your peace. Bless those who teach. Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Let us lament with all those who are touched by gun violenceLet us lament the shooter’s choice for violenceLet us lament laws that allow violent men easy access to gunsLet us lament our politicians’ unwillingness to work for changeLet us lament with the hearts broken by loss todayLet us lament all the lives cut short todayLet us lament, O God, and then let us rise from our knees to work for changeIn the name of Christ, the prince of peace. Amen. ... (Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA) May you be wrapped up in God's love, Found deep in His everlasting wings, Carried and kept, safe and cherished. O God, only you number my days. from the Book of Common Prayer, September 1979. Amen. In the midst of illness, God, I pause to give you thanks: for the glory of creation, which reveals in many forms your matchless beauty; for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus our Savior; for your gift of my life and the presence of the Holy Spirit; for loved ones who care for me; and for the companionship of the Church. God, you are my help and comfort; you shelter and surround me in love so tender that I may know your presence with me, now and always. "After a Funeral" from the Lutheran Book of Prayer. Be the wisdom when I am … This rather lengthy prayer begins this way: Into the mystery of your love I entrust myself. In Jesus’ name I pray. I thank you, blessed Trinity, holy God, for the gifts which sustain me in my time of need. If I Amen. Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church in San Francisco. Bring them comfort, we pray. Prayers. Amen. Amen. temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. Strengthen them in times of trauma. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. Comfort Prayer Lord, we thank you for enabling us to gather here today so that we can celebrate a life well-lived. Amen. Be the patience when I’m frustrated. your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. John F. Smith was chaplain at Groton School, Massachusetts from 1978 through 2000, when he … everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of Help N. [and N.] to accept the limits of what she/he/they can do, that feelings of helplessness and frustration [and anger] may be transformed into serene acceptance and joyful hope in you. Name * CAPTCHA. of Prayer for Episcopal Schools SECOND EDITION John F. Smith National Association of Episcopal Schools 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017. Prayers originally composed in traditional idiom have not been modernized; but, except in certain classical prayers which do not lend themselves to modernization, pronouns and verbs have been put in italics to assist in rendering them into contemporary speech. Amen. If I am to stand up, To comfort you when you cry, And bless the hands of the medical teams, That care for you each day and night. Merciful Jesus, you are my guide, the joy of my heart, the author of my hope, and the object of my love. through the skill of surgeons and nurses, he may be restored to usefulness in Amen. Make me in this, and in all, more and more like you. relieve your sick servant N., and give your power of healing to those who Protect me and keep me safe through all the changes that may come. bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. “We wait for the world – and our own hearts – to be reborn.“. There is also a guide on how to write your own eulogy prayer, together with an example memorial prayer. Amen. Continue in him, we pray, the Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church in San Francisco. We ask this in the name of the one who comforted those who were troubled in mind, Jesus our Savior. Lord Christ, you came into the world as one of us, and suffered as we do. God. Take the hand of our dear sister/brother and make Yourself known. Prayer #3. This page features a collection of prayers and bible verses which reflect on the hope that is found in faith in God. The Rev. I come seeking refreshment and peace. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. When nothing seems sure, give us trust. Amen. All rights are reserved to the Church Pension Group as publisher. Keep at bay the spread of disease. When evil darkens our world, give us light. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of the sheep, you gather The Rev. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Giver of all grace, we pray your peace, which passes all understanding, for us who are developmentally disabled. Amen. Hear my prayer, O Lord. restored; and that, his health being renewed, he may bless your holy O God, the source of all health: So fill my heart with faith in your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for your power to possess me, and gracefully accept your healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord. God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of those who suffer: Hear my prayers and grant me the power of your grace, that my sickness may be turned into health, and my sorrow into joy; for Jesus Christ’ sake. In time of trouble I call You, for You will answer me. refreshing of soul and body: Grant me this gift, I pray; keep me in that perfect peace These online, free words can be printed and used at a Funeral service. Almighty God our heavenly Father, graciously comfort your Thank You that Jesus knows the way through this dark shadow. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. Touch me, O Lord, and fill me with your light and your hope. Amen. faith in your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for your power to possess Holy God, I lament I have not had strength to hold, bear, and nurture the new life you have sent. Amen. There is another prayer that is more acceptable to read for a child’s burial. A Prayer for Daily Comfort As I go to work, be with me Lord. They are reproduced here in keeping with the copyright guidelines of the publisher. Amen. Special prayers for all denominations including Christian, Protestant, Jewish, Episcopal and Methodist. Bless our intellect and our freedom. Dear God, You are God, and I’m not. And we know that not everyone is affected equally, or justly. We pray that they will be allowed to work, study and live in safety. You sent Jesus to be my Savior, so I must need to be saved. Keep me safe. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus, let your mighty calmness lift me above my fears and frustrations. Amen. Our hearts are heavy because of a life that is leaving us. Amen. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. A house of prayer for all people, and a center for social justice, the arts and service. Take away my pain. By your deep patience, give me tranquility and stillness of soul in you. Amen. Be the endurance when I am tired. Give them the wisdom of your Holy Spirit, that through their work the health of our community may be advanced and your creation glorified; through your Son Jesus Christ. Keep me, Holy One, as the apple of your eye. Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study Prayer . me, and gracefully accept your healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ministration at the Time of Death. For a Sick Person. Prayer List for Healing and Comfort. Loving God, by your Holy Spirit inspire me, as I fear losing hope. Amen. Amen. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; Have mercy on all those working to rebuild. Bless those who learn. your presence, that in the hours of silence I may enjoy the blessed assurance of your When we stumble and fall, lift us up. O God, who gathered Rachel’s tears over her lost children, hear now my/our sorrow and distress at the death of my/our expected child; in the darkness of loss, stretch out to me/us the strength of your arm and renewed assurance of your love; through your own suffering and risen Child Jesus. Good evening America and Good morning Asia to those of you listening from Zoom or Facebook Live. Amen. May he bring comfort to every one of us so that we can be able to mourn as believers. When despair numbs our souls, give us hope. In quiet times, give them rest and assurance of the value of their work. Close; ... 2005, in accordance with the provision in the Book of Common Prayer for special observances. Be with me now as I struggle with a fearful choice of treatments which promise much discomfort and offer no guarantee of long-term good. Amen. Amen. O God, why have you abandoned me? Amen. featuring two prayers for those currently awaiting surgery, with a short modern prayer and a traditional (Episcopal) one. the Holy Spirit give you strength. Divine Physician, hear our prayers for those in emergency medicine. May God the holy and undivided Trinity guard your Thank you for your love which surrounds me always. We pray that you will give us vision and inspire our concrete actions as we seek to realize our goal of liberty and justice for all. Grant me relief from this suffering and preserve me in peace; through Jesus Christ my Savior, in the power of the Holy Spirit. By your healing power, grant them quick minds and skillful hands. We pray for them now. For what you have helped us to do, we thank you. Hear me, I pray, for your dear Name’ sake. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. May we find the comfort we desire in you and the strength we need in your name. Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’ will: Be near me in my time of weakness and pain; sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail; heal me according to you will; and help me always to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if you hold me in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Give your blessing, gracious God, to those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and the prevention of disease and pain. good work you have begun; that he, daily increasing in bodily strength, and Help me in my fear. Bless all those of any age who walk into a classroom. Though I fear anesthesia, help me rest myself in your watchful care, and awake in the firm hope of your healing. Help me to look bravely at the end of my life in this world, while trusting in my life in the next. This is another day, O Lord. to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you Spirit of all healing, visit me, your child; in your power, renew health within me and raise me up in joy, according to your loving-kindness, for which I give thanks and praise; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Dear God, bless the start of school. We pray that those in authority may turn away from the demons of prejudice, fear and scarcity, that they will set their hearts on acts of mercy. reigns for ever and ever. Prayers originally composed in traditional Fill my grieving heart. The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. Amen. Comfort My Heart Prayer. minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead Amen. Holy One, you do not distance yourself from the pain of your people, but in Jesus bear that pain with us and bless all who suffer at others’ hands. A house of prayer for all people, and a center for social justice, the arts and service. When a person is near death, the Minister of the Congregation should be notified, in order that the ministrations of the Church may be provided.. A Prayer for a Person near Death Almighty God, look on this your servant, lying in great weakness, and comfort him with the promise of life everlasting, given in the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. may not fail; heal me according to your will; and help me always to believe that what Lord, you are the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).We pray for the victims and the friends and families of victims to know and experience your comfort like never before. Lover of souls, we bless your Holy Name for all who are called to mediate your grace to those who are sick or infirm. Do not forsake me. Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. O God, the source of all health: So fill my heart with O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired. love; through Jesus Christ our Savior. weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. When doubts assail us, give us faith. eg - John D. Pray with us. Strengthen me, O God, to go where I have to go and bear what I have to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts at the hands of surgeons, nurses, and technicians, I may be restored to wholeness with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Savior. relief from pain and hope of health renewed. Episcopal Charities; Diocesan Directory (pdf) Our Bishops. Amen. 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