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Prayers of Healing
Prayer is an essential tool for healing. The most effective healing prayers come from those who pray for the sick as well as the sick praying for themselves.
Listed are a collection of individual prayers, in addition to a modified form of Jewish prayers that are traditionally said three times a day.
When you become aware of a member of your community who is ill, share these healing prayers with them.
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And let my cry come to You.
Do not hide from me in the day of my distress
Turn to me and speedily answer my prayer.
Eternal God, Source of healing,
Out of my distress I call upon You.
Help me sense Your presence
At this difficult time.
Grant me patience when the hours are heavy;
In hurt or disappointment give me courage.
Keep me trustful in Your love.
Give me strength for today, and hope for tomorrow.
To your loving hands I commit my spirit
When asleep and when awake. You are with me; I shall not fear.
El na refa na lah.
Please God, bring healing.
The Tree of Life and the body
Mi sheberakh avoteinu mekor habrakha l’imoteinu
Mi sheberakh imoteinu mekor habrakha l’avoteinu
Every person must be responsible for his fellow man. That burden extends to every facet of life including illness. The Torah obligates us to collectively care for the needy, the orphan, the stranger, the aged and the sick; in other words for all those who cannot provide for themselves. This set of prayers is ideal for private at-home prayer or at a havurah or synagogue healing service.
A sick person generally needs the assistance of caregivers, doctors, nurses and family to get well again. They are also in need of spiritual support from the community. We can fulfill this obligation with prayer. We urge that as many people as possible join us daily and pray for a refuah shleimah, a complete recovery for all that are sick and ailing.
Imagine all of the people who are sick that could receive God’s healing blessings through your prayer. There is no limit to how often one can pray for himself or for someone else. The purpose of healing prayer is to stand before God who is the ultimate healer, a fact that all healers acknowledge. Searching for meaning or solace in a time of sickness or pain? Here we offer Jewish insights and rituals, both traditional and contemporary, for those in need of healing.
I gratefully thank You, O living and eternal King, for You have returned my soul within me with compassion—abundant is Your faithfulness!
Prayer for the body
Prayer for the soul
My God, the soul which You have placed within me is pure. You have created it, You will one day take it from me and restore it to me in time to come. So long as my soul is within me, I make acknowledgment before You, my God and God of all generations. Blessed are you, God who restores my soul each day that I may once again awaken.
You are mighty, Lord, who brings healing to the sick,
Prayer for healing
Hear my prayer, O Lord, heed my plea for mercy.
May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Abraham, Rebecca and Isaac, Leah, Rachel and Jacob bless (insert name here) along with all of the ill among us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, love and strength to us and to all who love them. God, let your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort them. May they and we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of the body and a healing of the spirit and let us say: Amen.
and for all Israel,
And say: Amen.
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD.
I SHALL NOT WANT.
HE MAKES ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES.
HE LEADS ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS.
HE RESTORES MY SOUL.
HE GUIDES ME IN STRAIGHT PATHS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE.
YEA THAT I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL, FOR THOU ART WITH ME.
THY ROD AND THY STAFF, THEY COMFORT ME.
THOU PREPARES A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES.
THOU HAS ANOINTED MY HEAD WITH OIL, MY CUP RUNS OVER.
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE AND I SHALL DWELL IN THE HOUSE
OF THE LORD FOREVER.
Raphael, one of the chief angels, was the responsible for healing, as his names implies.
Raphael is one of the three angels who visits Abraham after his circumcision.
As a planetary angel he governs the sun, and in the division of the four corners of the world he commands the west.
In kabbalistic literature he keeps his high rank but takes on new responsibilities.
Among the four elements he governs earth; in the colors of the rainbow he represents green. He is ordained over one of the four rivers coming out of paradise.
In the Zohar he is the angel who dominates the morning hours which bring relief to the sick and suffering.
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