This is a prayer
for those who are in pain today.
This is a prayer
that asks for a blessing
on all who suffer today.

May there be respite,
may there be an easing,
may there be comfort or consolation
even as the nerves burn,
the wounds throb,
the joints ache.
Even as the heart breaks,
the mind troubles,
the spirit wrestles.

This is a prayer
that calls to you, God,
as a salve for wounds.
as a source of peace.
Send your consoling Spirit.

Amen.


Jemma Allen is a priest of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and primarily expresses that vocation as a counsellor and spiritual director.


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