Lord God, make me an instrument of your healing;
when I am weak and in pain, help me to rest;
when I am anxious, help me to be patient;
when I am lonely and feel you are distant, help me to know you are near;
help me to see you and your gentleness in those who care for me.
God of healing,
grant me not so much to demand everything for myself
as to allow others to help me;
not to completely expect others to cure me
as to do my best toward getting better.
Help me to face myself and learn the depths of your love
in the quiet of my being.
For it is in being uncertain and not in full control
that I find true faith.
And it is in acknowledging the limitations of my mind and body
that I find wholeness in myself.
Guide me through this time
and bless me with the abundance
of your spirit of comfort and peace.
Adapted by Fr. John Ranello