For the Health of a Child:
Holy Mother, health of the sick and constant aid of those who pray to you, please speak with me to your Divine Son. He showed Himself loving and merciful in healing the afflictions of the body, as well as those of the soul. Pray with me, then, that my child may regain full health and bodily vigor; and, with strength restored through your assistance, may they become more deeply aware of the goodness of God and understand better your all-embracing motherhood-- and so glorify God and honor you by holiness of life and service of others.
A. Francis Coomes, S.J.
Blessing of a Sick Child:
N., when you were baptized, you were marked with the cross of Jesus. I make this cross + on your forehead and ask the Lord to bless you and restore you to health. Amen.
Prayer for a Sick Child
God of Love, ever caring, ever strong, stand by us in our time of need. Watch over your child N. who is sick, look after them in every danger, and grant them your healing and peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.I've learned that few things are worse for a mom than seeing her babies sick. As we've been battling colds and cases of flu, it's been comforting to know that God wants my children to return to full health just as much as I do. So I'll commend them to the Divine Physician and keep on keeping on.
What are some of your favorite prayers when your children are ill?Via Mary's Rosaries Public Domain Images.[/caption] Prayers: first is from the "Mother's Manual" by A. Francis Coomes, S.J., the second is from "The Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers" by the USCCB, and the last is from "Saint Benedict's Prayer Book" which has no author listed, published by Ampleforth Abbey Press.
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