Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 16 September |
Saint of the Day: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Prayer to say when a family member is sick

CHOROBA DZIECI

Shutterstock

Aleteia - published on 02/05/19

We thank you for the love, strength, and consolation that families give to those who are ill.

With cold and flu season raging, many of us are dealing with sick family members. Here is a prayer, adapted from one published by the bishops of Spain, to get us through:

Lord, you bless us
with the gift of family.

We thank you for the love, strength, and consolation
that families give to those who are ill.

Turn your loving gaze upon us
and protect us each day, and today.

May this difficult moment
serve to unite the members of this family
so that each of us begins to be more concerned about others
and becomes capable of more openly showing our love for each other
and our faith in you.

Lord, accompany us on our journey
and bless us with your grace
so we feel your closeness and aid
as we care for our ill family member(s),
and suffer and rejoice with them.

Amen.


MONSTRANCE,GOLD,EUCHARIST

Read more:
I worry that some of you still have not really met Jesus: Mother Teresa’s powerful words

Tags:
Health and WellnessPrayers for a Particular Need

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
CELEBRITIES
Cerith Gardiner
Our favorite stories of celebrities who inspire us in daily life
2
communion
Philip Kosloski
How receiving Holy Communion can drive away demons
3
As irmãs biológicas que se tornaram freiras no instituto Iesu Communio
Francisco Veneto
The 5 biological sisters who joined the religious life in just tw...
4
Berthe and Marcel
Lauriane Vofo Kana
This couple has the longest marriage in France
5
Mychal Judge
John Burger
The priests of 9/11
6
CROSS
Philip Kosloski
Why is the feast of the Holy Cross celebrated on September 14?
7
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
Philip Kosloski
This prayer to St. Anthony is said to have “never been known to f...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.