Thursday, November 04, 2010

Prayer for those who suffer with Parkinson's Disease

The funeral instructions of one of my parishioners include the request for prayers for those who suffer from Parkinson's Disease and those who care for them. This is the prayer that I have written for his funeral.

God of mercy,

we hold before you all who suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

Give them courage in the face of pain and helplessness,

hope in the midst of darkness and despair,

and trust in your loving care.

Bless the work of the Parkinson’s Disease Society

and all who care for those with this disease;

may their patience and kindness be guided by your healing touch.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ,

who, for our sake became weak and helpless,

that he might bring your healing and salvation to all people. Amen.

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