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A prayer for M.E.
by The Most Reverend Vincent Nicols,
Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, London

Father in Heaven, we pray for all those who are suffering from the long term effects of M.E. We trust that you will bestow your Spirit upon those that suffer and offer comfort to them in their illness – give them the courage to persevere through their fatigue and daily struggle.

Throughout his ministry on earth, your Son blessed and healed the sick. We pray that you might bestow that same blessing on those that suffer with illness today. He accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters.
We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Amen

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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 men.
Amen.

 


Peace Prayer

The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.

– Mother Teresa


 

The Miracle Prayer

Lord, Jesus, I come before You, just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your precious blood, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I love You Jesus. I praise You Jesus. I thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life.

Amen.


 

Give Me Strength, Lord

Lord, you are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that I need is in your hands. 
I am not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away. Instead, I simply ask that Your will be done in my life. Whatever that means, that is what I want. 
But I admit that it’s hard, Lord. 
Sometimes I feel like I can’t go on. The pain and the fear are too much for me, and I know that I don’t have the strength on my own to get through this. 
I know that I can come to you, Jesus, and that you will hear my prayer. I know that it is not your intent to bring me to this point just to leave me in the wilderness alone. 
Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today. I don’t have to worry about tomorrow. 
If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need. 
Keep me from sinning during this trial. Instead, help me to keep my eyes on you. You are the Holy Lord, and all of my hope rests in you. 
Thank you for hearing my prayer. 
In Jesus’ name. Amen.


 

Look upon us, O Lord,
and let all the darkness of our souls
vanish before the beams of thy brightness.
Fill us with holy love,
and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom.
All our desire is known unto thee,
therefore perfect what thou has begun,
and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek thy face,
turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory.
Then shall our longing be satisfied,
and our peace shall be perfect.

Saint Augustine


 

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. 

Saint Augustine


 

God Alone Suffices

I offer you, Lord, my thoughts: to be fixed on you; my words: to have you for their theme; my actions: to reflect my love for you; my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.

I want to do what you ask of me: in the way you ask, for as long as you ask, because you ask it. I pray, Lord, that you enlighten my mind, inflame my will, purify my heart, and sanctify my soul (Pope Clement XI). O Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, pray also to Jesus for me (St. Alphonsus).


Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.

 

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 men.
Amen.


 

Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick

Virgin, most holy, Mother of the Word Incarnate, Treasurer of graces, and Refuge of sinners, I fly top your motherly affection with lively faith, and I beg of you the grace ever to do the will of God. 
Into your most holy hands I commit the keeping of my heart, asking you for health of soul and body, in the certain hope that you, my most loving Mother, will hear my prayer. 
Into the bosom of your tender mercy, this day, every day of my life, and at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and body.
To you I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that all my actions may be ordered and disposed according to your will and that of your Divine Son. 
Amen.


 

Consecration of the Sick to Mary

O kind and good Mother, 
whose own soul was pierced by the sword of sorrow, 
look upon us while, 
in our sickness, 
we arraign ourselves beside you 
on the Calvary where your Jesus hangs.

Dowered with the high grace of suffering, 
and hopeful of fulfilling in our own flesh 
what is wanting in our sharing of Christ’s passion, 
on behalf of his Mystical Body, the Church, 
we consecrate to you ourselves and our pain. 
We pray that you will place them 
on that Altar of the Cross to which Jesus is affixed. 
May they be little victims of propitiation for our salvation, 
for the salvation of all peoples.

O Mother of Sorrows, 
accept this consecration. 
Strengthen our hopeful hearts, 
that as partakers of Christ’s sufferings 
we may also share in his comfort now and for evermore. 

Amen.

PRAYER OF POPE PIUS XII


 

prayer for a sick person

Almighty and Eternal God,
You are the everlasting health of those who believe in You.
Hear us for Your sick servant (Name)
for whom we implore the aid of Your tender mercy,
that being restored to bodily health,
he (she) may give thanks to You in Your Church.
Through Christ our Lord.


 

All praise and glory are yours,
Lord our God.
For you have called us to serve you and one another in 
love.
Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness
in union with Jesus’ sufferings and restore them quickly 
to health.
Bless those who have grown old in your service
and give them courage and strength in their faith.
Lead us all to eternal glory.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help pray for us.

Three Hail Marys.


 

Behold me, my beloved Jesus,
weighed down under the burden of my trials and sufferings,
I cast myself at Your feet,
that You may renew my strength and my courage,
while I rest here in Your Presence.
Permit me to lay down my cross in Your Sacred Heart,
for only Your infinite goodness can sustain me;
only Your love can help me bear my cross;
only Your powerful hand can lighten its weight.
O Divine King, Jesus,
whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted,
I wish to live in You;
suffer and die in You.
During my life be to me my model and my support;
At the hour of my death,
be my hope and my refuge.
Amen.

 


 

Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant, (name), for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with his bodily health restored, he/she may give thanks to Thee in Thy church. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.