inspired by and adapted from the Prayer of Saint Francis
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Lord, make me an instrument of your healing:
where there is disappointment in a test or procedure, make me into a comfort;
where there is confusion at a diagnosis or treatment, make me into clarity;
where there is illness of any kind, make me into care and comfort;
where there is anguish in death, make me into hope;
where there is joy in new life, let me be a multiplier of that joy;
O Great Physician, grant that I may not so much seek
to be served as to serve
to be praised as to praise
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in healing that we are healed,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.