For the Sick (St Benedict)

(St Benedict’s Prayer Book, Ampleforth)

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 brothers and sisters.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
realise 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.