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Catholic prayers for the sick

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Philip Kosloski - published on 02/07/22

Use this small collection of prayers to pray for anyone who is sick right now .

It is difficult to be sick, suffering from any type of illness, especially when that illness lasts a long time. In some cases a sickness can lead to our death, making it vitally important that we use our time wisely to remain close to God.

Here is a short collection of prayers for the sick, asking God to heal them, but most of all, to bring them closer to himself.

Prayer for a sick child

O Saint Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and by your prayers freed many from disease and even from death; graciously look down upon the distressed parents who plead with thee for their child’s health, if such be the Will of God.

Present their promise to God to bring up the child a good Christian and to guard him (her) by word and example against the fatal leprosy of sin. This favor we implore thee, O sainted Brother, through the tender love with which Jesus and Mary blessed thy own innocent childhood. Amen.

Catholic prayer for a sick child

Litany for the sick

St. Augustine, curing the blind,
Pray for us.

St. Augustine, restoring health to the sick,
Pray for us.

In all our wants of body and soul,
Help us by thy intercession.

In case of sickness,
Help us by thy intercession.

In the hour of our death,
Help us by thy intercession.

V. Intercede for us, O holy Augustine, great Apostle of England,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, Who in the conversion of the Gentiles,
hast mercifully granted the pious prayers of Saint Augustine,
Thy Confessor and Bishop,
vouchsafe to grant through his merits
and intercession that we,
bewailing our sins,
may be consoled by the gift of Thy graces,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.


A brief litany to restore health to the sick

Prayer to St. Camillus

St. Camillus, special patron of the sick,
who during forty years didst devote yourself
with truly heroic charity to the relief of their spiritual and temporal miseries:
since holy Church has confided them to your mighty protection,
deign, from your heavenly glory, to come now to their assistance.
Obtain for them either the cure of their maladies, or patience and Christian resignation, that they may be strengthened and sanctified
and at the same time obtain for us the grace
in life and death to imitate you in the practice of divine love.

Prayer to St. Camillus for the recovery of the sick

Short prayer for the sick

Heal your servants, O Lord, who are sick, and who put their trust in you.

Send them help, O Lord, and comfort them from your holy place.

O almighty and everlasting God, hear us on behalf of your servants who are sick;
for whom we humbly beg the help of your mercy;
that, their health being restored to them,
they may render thanks to you. Amen.

Pray for the sick with this short prayer

Consecration to Our Lady

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.

When you’re sick, consecrate yourself to Our Lady with this prayer from Pius XII

Prayer for someone who is sick

God our Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister. May all who suffer pain, illness, or disease realize that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Father in heaven, grant N. comfort in his/her suffering. Give him/her courage when afraid, patience when afflicted, hope when dejected, and when alone assure him/her of the prayerful support of your holy people. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Know someone who is sick? Pray this prayer for them

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