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A Litany for Healing for Wednesday Healing Service




A Litany for Healing


The Celebrant introduces the Litany with this bidding:


Let us name before God those for whom we offer our prayers.


The People audibly name those for whom they are interceding. A Person appointed

then leads the Litany:


God the Father, your will for all people is health and salvation;

We praise you and thank you, O Lord.


God the Son, you came that we might have life, and might have it more

abundantly;

We praise you and thank you, O Lord.


God the Holy Spirit, you make our bodies the temple of your presence;

We praise you and thank you, O Lord.


Holy Trinity, one God, in you we live and move and have our being;

We praise you and thank you, O Lord.


Lord, grant your healing grace and peace to all who are sick, injured or disabled, and to all have been afflicted by COVID-19, that they may all be made whole.

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Grant to all who seek your guidance, and to all who are lonely, anxious, or despondent, a knowledge of your will and an awareness of your presence;

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Mend broken relationships, and restore those in emotional distress to soundness of mind and serenity of spirit;

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Bless physicians, nurses, all health care workers and first responders who minister to the suffering, granting them wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience;

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake.

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Restore to wholeness whatever is broken by human sin, in our lives, in our nation, and in the world; remove the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts. Teach us again how to break down the walls that continue to separate us from one another.

Hear us, O Lord of life.


Unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggles and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne.

Hear us, O Lord of life.


You are the Lord who does wonders:

You have declared your power among the peoples.


With you, O Lord, is the well of life:

And in your light we see light.


Hear us, O Lord of life:

Heal us and make us whole.


Let us pray.

A period of silence follows.

The Celebrant concludes the Prayers with one of the following or some other suitable Collect.


O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

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