during Your life on earth
You showed great concern for the sick and the infirm.
Have compassion now on all those
who are sick or in pain.
Grant them a healing of mind and body
and restore their strength and spirit.
Comfort them with the knowledge
that we are praying for them,
and give them peace with a sense of Your presence.
May they know that in the special way
they are united with You,
their suffering Christ.
May they contribute to the welfare
of the whole People of God
by associating themselves freely
with Your passion and death
for the salvation of the world.
Bless, too, those who take care of the sick.
In their own time of need,
bestow on them a hundred fold the blessings
they have given to others.