Simple Prayer for Healing, Revised

800px-Brilliant_red_sunset_reflecting_off_the_frozen_tundra_-_NOAAThis prayer is basic, direct, to the point. Heal and comfort those in need. And heal the world of suffering and strife. It’s a prayer for moments when less is more.  Like now. This will appear in my forthcoming book, Prayers for Healing the World. I added the third stanza this morning.

Simple Prayer for Healing, Revised
G-d, grant Your healing power
To all in need,
Those of whom I know,
______________ [list names]
And those unknown to me.

G-d, grant Your comfort and consolation
To all who grieve,
Those of whom I know,
______________ [list names]
And those unknown to me.

Holy One,
Bring a swift end to suffering and strife,
And the heal the world
With Your steadfast love.

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d,
Ruler of the universe,
Who lifts up the fallen.

© 2014 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: The war touches everything here. Which is why I added the third stanza. Here are prayers for “R’fuat HaNefesh” and “For Healing the Spirit.” Please check out my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

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