9 Strong Catholic Prayers for the Sick and Dying

When a family member or friend is sick or reaches their end of life, it can be difficult to bring them comfort and aide. These strong Catholic Prayer for the sick and dying aim to bring comfort and protection to the ailing.

Prayer #1

Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, we pray for your servant and commend him/her to your mercy. For his/her sake you came down from heaven; receive him/her now into the joy of your kingdom. For though he/she has sinned, he/she has not denied the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but has believed in God and has worshipped his/her Creator. Amen.

Prayer #2

Almighty and merciful God, who hast bestowed upon mankind saving remedies and the gift of everlasting life, look graciously upon us Thy servants and comfort the souls which Thou hast made, that, in the hour of their passing, cleansed from all stain of sin, they may deserve to be presented to Thee, their Creator, by the hands of the holy angels. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer #3

Almighty and Everlasting God, preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their betterment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to grant Thy healing, that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. Amen.

Prayer #4

In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest.

The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer #5

Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the Prayer 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.

Prayer #6

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I accept from Your hands whatever kind of death it may please You to send me this day (night) with all its pains, penalties and sorrows; in reparation for all of my sins, for the souls in Purgatory, for all those who will die today and for Your greater glory. Amen.

Prayer #7

I commend you, my dear brother/sister, to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator. May you return to Him who formed you from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace.

May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise. May Christ, the true Shepherd, Acknowledge you as one of his flock. May He forgive all your sins, And set you among those He has chosen. May you see your Redeemer face to face, And enjoy the vision of God for ever. Amen.

Prayer #8

All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God, for you have called us to serve you in love. Bless all who have grown old in your service and give them strength and courage to continue to follow Jesus your Son. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer #9

Go forth, Christian soul, from this world in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for you in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon you. Go forth, faithful Christian. May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the virgin Mother of God, with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.

Check out this amazing video on how to pray for the healing and restoration of an individual while seeking favor with the Lord and living within His will.

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