Lord, help people who are chronically ill with the
quiet reassurance of Your eternal love. Seeing so many days of struggle
and pain ahead, it is easy to lose sight of the good in life and to be
filled with feelings of anger, fear, depression, and anxiety.
Lord, help all people with chronic illnesses to
develop and retain hope, through their faith in You, that their lives can
improve. Help those who
suffer to help themselves through acceptance of their illness and through
the many organizations, support groups, and self-care techniques now
available. Help those who
care for people with chronic illnesses to have true compassion as well as
skill in treatment. Help all
of us to become more knowledgeable about chronic illnesses and more aware
of the ways we can love and care for those who suffer.