Prayers in times of Sickness, Stress and Anxiety

Today, the Lord is reminding me to pray for others.

I learned that Andrew is suffering from Shingles and while composing an email to him, I was moved to pray and share a prayer for him. As I browse through the web to look for prayers for recovery from illness, I selected two prayers which I feel timely and appropriate — the first I sent to Andrew:

In Time of Sickness

O Jesus, You suffered and died for us; You understand suffering; Teach me to understand my suffering as You do; to bear it in union with You, to offer it with You to atone for my sins, and to bring Your grace to souls in need. Calm my fears; increase my trust. May I gladly accept Your holy will and become more like You in trial. If it be Your will, restore me to health so that I may work for Your honor and glory and the salvation of all. Amen.

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Dear Lord, I need you now because I am full of stress and anxiety. Reading your Word brings comfort, as I ask you to come and take my heavy burdens. I take each burden, one by one, and lay them at your feet. Please carry them for me so that I don’t have to. Replace them with your humble and gentle yoke so that I will find rest for my soul today. I receive your gift of peace of mind and heart. Thank you that I can lie down tonight in peace and sleep. I know that you, Lord, will keep me safe. I am not afraid because you are always with me. Please keep me daily, Lord, in your perfect peace. Amen

Sources:

http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/illness.htm

http://christianity.about.com/od/prayersforspecificneeds/a/stressanxiety.htm

Thank you, Lord for the grace of being able to pray for others 🙂

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