"Merciful and healing Lord, for some reason which I do not understand the usual pattern of my daily life has been disrupted. . . .

"Lord, sit beside me now and help me to learn the purpose which this illness is to accomplish. Help me to see how much and how often I have relied on my own strength, my own cleverness, my own ability.

"Forgive my pride that will not let me depend on you.

"In my illness help me to see that I am truly well when I remember that I belong to You. . . . Fill me with the life of the Spirit, that in Christ I may be blessed and be a blessing to others.

"Hear my prayer in Jesus' name. Amen.”