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God wants us to pray for complete healing

Prayer for the Sick

Prayer to Mother Catherine McAuley

God of love and Mercy You inspired Venerable Catherine McAuley to serve your Son by responding to the needs of her time.  Moved by her care for the sick, we ask that through her prayers You grant complete healing to ________________

We ask this in complete confidence through Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.

Venerable Catherine pray for us.

Prayer for someone undergoing medical/surgical treatment

Heavenly Father, I entrust ____________ to your care today.  Guide the physicians and nurses who will care for ______________, for healing that glory may be given to You, Almighty God.

Prayer to Jerome LeJeune, Servant of God

Dr. Jerome LeJeune, Servant of God, defender of human life, we ask for your intercession for a complete healing of ___________ May ______________ become one of God’s saints praising the Blessed Trinity.  Amen.

For Those Suffering with Anxiety and Conflict

Prayer to Saint Brigid

Saint Brigid of Ireland, you are a beacon of light in the darkness.  You bring hope to those who are anxious, strengthen the faith of the weary, harmony where there is conflict.  Intercede for _______________________ bringing calm and peace that heals.  Saint Brigid, pray for us.

For Those Suffering from Mental Illness

Prayer to Saint Dymphna

Saint Dymphna, patroness of those afflicted with nervous and mental afflictions, I humbly implore your powerful intercession to Jesus, our Savior to heal _________ of __________ (mention need).  Saint Dymphna, virgin and mother, pray for us.

Prayer for a Happy Death

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Blessed Saint Joseph, come with Jesus and Mary at the hour of death to aid __________  in obtaining solace for that hour.  Commend ______________

Into the sacred arms of Jesus.

Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be. Amen.

Prayer to Conceive a Child

Prayer to Saint Gerard

Holy Saint Gerard, we beg your powerful intercession to Almighty God.  We desire bring a child into the world, to raise this child in the faith and give glory to God.  Intercede for us that if it be God’s Holy Will we might conceive a child. 

Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be.

Saint Gerard, pray for us.


Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us

Response: Have mercy on us
God the Father in Heaven.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world.
God the Holy Spirit.
Holy Trinity, one God.
Response: Pray for us

Holy Mary.
St. Michael the Archangel.
St. Joseph.
St. Gianna, filled with love for God.
St. Gianna, filled with love for children.
St. Gianna, filled with love for Our Lady and her Rosary.
St. Gianna, filled with love for the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Gianna, who sought the will of God in all things.
St. Gianna, generous with those in need.
St. Gianna, devoted to prayer.
St. Gianna, willing to lay down your life for the sake of the gospel.
St. Gianna, patient in suffering.
St. Gianna, united to Jesus on the Cross.
St. Gianna, called to the vocation of marriage.
St. Gianna, who welcomed children as a blessing.
St. Gianna, physician to the ill.
St. Gianna, faithful daughter of the church.
St. Gianna, witness to the sanctity of human life.

Response: Deliver us Lord through the intercession of
St. Gianna From neglecting God through prayer.
From refusing to se God in the sick and poor.
From callousness to the sufferings of others.
From selfishness.
From a lack of trust in God’s providence.
From blindness to the dignity of the human person.
From denial that human life begins at conception.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Let us pray.

Lord of life, we thank You for the heroic witness of
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. You have taught us that
there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life
for others. Saint Gianna did this, not only as she
gave birth to her last child, but also in her everyday
life as she died to herself so that she could live
wholly for You. What selflessness we see in her!
Help us, we pray, that through the intercession of
Saint Gianna, our society may regain a sense of the
sacredness of all human life. Fill us with her spirit
of courage to suffer any struggle rather than deny
You and the sanctity of human life. We ask You
this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your son, who
lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one
God, forever and ever. Amen

(Composed by a priest from Alabama and offered to the Society of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla)

Nihil Obstat: Rev. Joseph G. Prior, Censor Librorum

Imprimatur: Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 2004

Prayers Written and Organized by:

Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., D.O., M.A.

Psychiatrist and Religious Sister of Mercy committed to bringing the corporal works of Mercy to all people through innovative approaches.

Sister Marysia Weber is a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, MI.  She is a physician, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also completed a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry.  She trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She  has a Master’s degree in Theology from Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.  She practiced psychiatry at her religious institute’s multidisciplinary medical clinic, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center in Alma, MI from 1988-2014. She became the Director of the Office of Consecrated Life for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis in 2014. She is a facilitator for Rachel’s Vineyard, is chair of the board of directors of MyCatholicDoctor, an executive board member of the Saint Louis Guild Catholic Medical Association and the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology. She also serves as Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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