Mi Sheberach for Chronic Illness

This is a prayer from Rabbi Michele Medwin. Written as she was reflecting on the traditional Mi Sheberach prayer and wanted to adapt it for someone dealing with chronic illness.

 

Mi Sheberach for Chronic Illness

 

Eternal God, we ask mercy and compassion

For those who are burdened with chronic illness.

Give them strength and courage

To face the daily challenges in their lives.

Compassionate One, give them and their loved ones hope for the future

And at the same time, acceptance of the present.

Help them find a path towards spiritual wholeness. Be by their side.

Help them to know that You are with them at all times, even in times of doubt.

Source of Healing, comfort them and bring healing to their souls.

Amen

 

Rabbi Michele Medwin.

Mishkan R’fuah: Where Healing Resides. CCAR Press. 2012. p.79

About Rabbi Richard Address
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.

7 Comments

  1. This is truly beautiful. I listen to the Mi Sheberach when I feel a sense of pain in my life.

  2. Thank you for sharing this prayer.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this prayer. I have lived with chronic illnesses for some time and your prayer is of great comfort to me. Again, thank you and may you be blessed.

  4. Thank you for this beautiful prayer. A prayer that is much needed for all of us one time or another.

  5. This is exactly the right prayer for me. Thank you, rabbi Michele.

  6. Beaitiful melody and writing, my sister and I always every day play and singing to aba shelanu at the hospital for 11 month (we sleept in the hospital in his room every day we never leave him alone) he pass away Octuber las year BDH’E, now we do it with ima shelanu at home she have parkinson and alzheilmer, she love it.

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