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Waiting for medical test results? Calm your nerves with this prayer


When we’re worried, it helps to lean on God’s love and power.

Waiting for the results of a medical test, or for a diagnosis, can be agonizing. The anxiety of not knowing can be all-consuming. If this is something you or a loved one is experiencing, consider praying this short prayer adapted from Our Catholic Prayers, for the grace to trust God no matter the outcome:

Dear Lord, as my loved ones and I await the results of medical tests, I offer you our anxieties for our own good and for your glory. Calm us in our worries, knowing these don’t add wisdom but rather stress to the situation. Enlighten us, through the power of your Spirit, to make wise decisions about treatment. Heal my/our affliction. Help us not to turn away from You in these fragile, painful moments, but rather towards you for grace and strength. Comfort us as we seek you now and place all of our concerns into your loving hands as we say “Thy Will Be Done.” Amen

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