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This Well of Pain

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by tobendlight No Comments

woman_painThis is a prayer for people in pain. Although it can be said by people in chronic pain, it was written for those whose pain, while intense, is expected to ease and end, such as after major surgery or enduring a kidney stone. As a result, it includes the line: “Grant me moments of relief on the path to a full recovery.” This prayer will appear in my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. I’ve written, but not yet posted, two prayers about chronic pain: “Relief from Chronic Pain” and “Relief of a Loved One’s Chronic Pain.” See also a prayer to be said “On Recurrent Pain.”

This Well of Pain
This well of pain,
This terror inside me,
Seems to have no end.
It rises up from a place
Beyond this realm of flesh
To hold my body hostage,
To trouble my days,
And to grieve my heart.

G-d of Old,
Grant me the will to endure
And the strength to survive
The stream of suffering,
For You are the Well of healing
And the River of life.
Grant me moments of relief
On the path to a full recovery.

.ברוך אתה ה’ אלוקינו מלך העולם הנותן ליעף כח
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha’olam hanotein laya’ef ko’ach.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, who gives strength to the weary.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: See “On Recurrent Pain” and my other prayers for healing, including: “Quick Prayer for Healing,” “Quick Prayer for My Healing” and “Quick Prayer for Healing (Specific).”

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Inviting Healing

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by tobendlight No Comments

rock and leafG-d’s healing power surrounds us. Re’fuat haguf. Healing of the body. Re’fuat hanefesh. Healing of the spirit. This is a meditation on inviting healing into our lives. It’s one of 10 new pieces that I wrote after getting out of the hospital. This prayer appears in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

Inviting Healing
Radiance and awe.
Splendor and wonder.
The energy of being surrounds me
Flowing day-by-day
From the holy realms.

Let me invite these gifts of holiness
Into my hands,
Into my body,
Into the core of my being.

Let me invite the energy of life
Into my limbs,
Into my chest,
Into my heart.

Let me invite this well of healing
Into my breath,
Into my blood,
Into my spirit.

G-d of Old,
Healer and Guide,
You have blessed me with life,
Days of hope and yearning.
Bless me with Your healing power.
Lead me back to
A life of wholeness and peace.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: My other healing prayers include: “For Surgery,” “Upon Recovery from Surgery,” “For a Critically-Ill Child,” “For a Critically-Ill Mother,” “For a Critically Ill Father,” “For Cancer Treatment,” “Cancer Remission” and two Hospice Prayers. See also: “Quick Prayer for Healing,” “Quick Prayer for My Healing,” “Quick Prayer for Healing (Specific)”and “On Recurrent Pain.”

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On Recurrent Pain

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013 by tobendlight No Comments

grieving-woman-236x300I recently spent several days in hospital dealing with a kidney stone. In the days before, during and after, I had times of dull pain, times of intense pain and times of relief. This prayer is to be said when a person has a medical condition that includes recurrent pain. I have also written, but not yet posted, a variety of prayers on the topic of pain, including: “Relief from Chronic Pain,” “Relief of a Loved One’s Chronic Pain” and “This Well of Pain.” See also: “Quick Prayer for Healing,” “Quick Prayer for My Healing” and “Quick Prayer for Healing (Specific).” This prayer will appear in my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

On Recurrent Pain
G-d of Old,
My pain has diminished,
The trouble has eased,
This grief has, for now, faded.
Thank You for these moments of relief
After the hours of affliction,
These moments of quiet inside me,
These times of rest.
Thank You for those who have
Dedicated themselves to my care.
Thank You for the chance to regain
A sense of wholeness,
A sense of calm,
A sense of peace.

Ancient One,
Well of healing,
Grant healing power to my physicians
And my medications.
Grant comfort and healing to all who suffer.
Grant me the strength to endure
When the pain returns.

.ברוך אתה ה’ אלוקינו מלך העולם הנותן ליעף כח
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha’olam hanotein laya’ef ko’ach.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, who gives strength to the weary.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com.  All rights reserved.

Postscript: My other healing prayers include: “For Surgery,” “Upon Recovery from Surgery,” “For a Critically-Ill Child,” “For a Critically-Ill Mother,” “For a Critically Ill Father,” “For Cancer Treatment,” “Cancer Remission” and two Hospice Prayers.

If you use this prayer, please click “like” on this page and subscribe. Please take a moment to post a link to your Facebook page, your blog or mention it in a tweet. Thanks. For usage guidelines and reprint permissions, see “Share the Prayer!

Photo Credit: AdultSpan Counseling

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