Looking for a specific prayer

Oda Mae

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
I saw a prayer a while ago - I think more than a year! - on a blog post by an Orthodox mom. I thought I bookmarked it, but apparently not.

Her post was about almost being killed by a speeding car when she stepped off a curb, and the prayer (I THINK by a Metropolitan, but not sure) had a beautiful part - praying to be granted time to reflect before death, not to be taken unaware.

I've looked through the prayer book, but it's not there. I think it's a more recent prayer.

I have several friends going through a last illness or caring for someone in that situation and I told them about the prayer, promised to send and now I can't locate it.

Hoping that someone on this forum can help me after that rather vague description.

Thank you!
 

messaggera

Pelican
Woman
Other Christian
praying to be granted time to reflect before death, not to be taken unaware.

Prayer

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, You became man and died on the cross for our salvation. You healed people of sickness and affliction through Your love and compassion. Visit me, Lord and grant me strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted, with patience, submission to Your will and trust in Your loving care. I pray that You will bless the means used for my recovery and those who administer them. Grant that my sickness may be to my spiritual benefit and that I may live the rest of my life more faithfully according to Your will. For You are the source of life and healing and to You I give praise and glory, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, physician of our souls and bodies, Who have sent Your only-begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, visit and heal also Your servant (name) from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant him (her) patience in this sickness, strength of body and spirit, and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed. I pray, heal Your servant (name) and grant to him (her) the gift of complete health. For You are the source of healing and to You I give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord our God, Who by a word alone did heal all diseases, Who did cure the kinswoman of Peter, You Who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness; Who are able to put aside every sickness and infirmity, do You Yourself, the same Lord, grant aid to Your servant (name) and cure him (her) of every sickness of which he (she) is grieved; and send down upon him (her) Your great mercy, and if it be Your will, give to him (her) health and a complete recovery; for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You do we send up Glory: to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
 

BasilSeal

Kingfisher
Trad Catholic
Gold Member
Hi. The prayer to St. Joseph comes to mind, though I am pretty sure it is not specifically an Orthodox prayer. It is as follows:

O Glorious St. Joseph, behold I choose thee today for my special patron in life and at the hour of my death. Preserve and increase in me the spirit of prayer and fervor in the service of God. Remove far from me every kind of sin; obtain for me that my death may not come upon me unawares, but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding and a most sincere and perfect contrition, in order that I may breathe forth my soul into the hands of Jesus and Mary.
 

Owlet

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
There are two petitions in the Liturgy of the Holy Gifts that I pay closer attention to as I age:

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance,
let us ask of the Lord.
- Grant this, O Lord.

Let us ask for a Christian end to our life, painless, peaceful and without shame, and for a good defence before the terrifying judgement of Christ.
- Grant this, O Lord.
 

Oda Mae

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
Thanks to all of you! I have some great new prayers to forward to.my friends and add to my prayers for them.
 
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