World Day of the Sick

Tender and merciful Father, you watch over your creatures with unfailing care, keep us in the safe embrace of your love. With your strong right hand, make whole all who are suffering. Give them the strength of your power and the stillness of your peace. Minister to them through the compassionate service of others and heal their every affliction. Fill those who serve the sick with new hope and joy for the good they do in your name. We ask this through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit, one God. Amen