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A Prayer During Times of Physical Pain


O God. early in the morning {this day} I cry to you.
Help me to pray,
and to concentrate my thoughts on you:
I cannot do this alone.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Introductory Bead

Jesus Christ is my comfort.
It is you who created us all.
There is only you, One God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
to who homage and praise are due.

Januarius of Cordova

Cruciform Beads

Why am I always in pain? Why is my wound incurable, so far beyond healing? You have become for me as unreliable as a spring gone dry! (Jer. 15:18 CEB)

Weeks Beads

Crying out in a loud voice, Jesus said, “Father, into your hands I entrust my life.” (Lk. 23:46 CEB)

Benedictory Bead

Lord grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

(Serenity Prayer)


I cannot bear this alone;
I know I am weak.
But your strength will keep
me from falling.
The prayers of others will
uphold me in my time of need.
I cannot repay such mercy;
to offer my life is only right.

(John Ri)

A Blessing from the book by Beth Richardson. This is a book well worth you time. It is also offered as an Upper Room E course.

God, your peace, Your comfort, Your healing presence. Send them into The places of deep sadness, The wounds, The disappointments, The tears and aching hearts. Touch the tear-lined cheeks With your kiss of peace. Hold your child close, Child full of sorrow. Hold your child close, Child all alone. Bring comfort and healing, Balm for broken hearts, Freedom from fear, And courage to face forward. You are the Miracle Worker, The Great Healer, The Mender of the Breach.

Richardson, Beth. Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings (p. 59). Upper Room Books. Kindle Edition.



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