Posts Tagged ‘tissue donor prayer’


For Donor Families

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by tobendlight

Organ Donation StampThis is a healing prayer for families of organ donors, my fifth about the gift of life. It comes directly out of our family experience. The other prayers are: “For Organ Donation,” which asks for blessings on all who make transplantation possible; “For Organ and Tissue Donation” is an adaptation of that prayer; “In Memory of An Organ Donor” honors the memory of organ donors; and “On Waiting for an Organ Transplant” is for those, suffering and perhaps near the end of life, who wait and wonder. This prayer appears in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

For Donor Families
Ancient One,
G-d of healing,
Bless the family of ____________ (name),
Of righteous memory,
Who was taken from their midst.
In the time of their deepest heartbreak
They had the strength and courage,
Generosity and kindness,
To choose life by donating her / his organs
For the benefit of others.
Bring wholeness and healing to their family.
May their strength resound through the generations.
May their love never cease.
Let their gift serve as a call to others
To follow this righteous path.

Grant Your blessings upon
All who are touched by transplant,
Donors, recipients and families,
Doctors and nurses,
Clinicians and administrators,
The vast network of professionals and volunteers
Who dedicate themselves to healing.

G-d of compassion,
May this gift of life
Become a source of consolation and comfort,
Holiness and grace.

© 2012 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: This prayer appears in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and HealingMy other prayers for healing include: “For Surgery,” “Upon Recovery from Surgery,” “For Healing the Spirit,” “For a Critically-Ill Mother,” “For a Critically-Ill Father,” “For a Critically Ill Child” and “R’fuat HaNefesh: Healing the Soul.”

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For Organ and Tissue Donation

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by tobendlight

donate_life2_300This is an update to a prayer called “For Organ Donation” to add tissue donation. Here’s a link to the original prayer, which I wrote in memory of my wife Ami z”l whose death at a hospital in Maine led to her last act of service on this earth. The suggestion came from Paul Newman-Jacobs, staff chaplain, St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, Ind., where this prayer will be used as part of a Donate Life Month service. Thanks, Paul.

For Organ and Tissue Donation
G-d of health and healing,
We give thanks for the medical science
That allows us to remove organs, tissue and marrow from one person
And implant them into another,
Renewing life for the critically ill.
Bless all those who dedicate their lives to this sacred task.
Grant strength and fortitude to the scientists and researchers,
Surgeons, nurses and clinicians,
Administrators and other professionals
Whose efforts give life.
May the work of their hands never falter.
Shine Your light on those who,
Still living, give so freely of themselves.
Grant them health, prosperity and long life.
Remember those who have given of themselves in death.
May this final act of charity and love
Be a testimony to their lives.
Grant their families comfort, consolation and peace.

Blessed are You, G-d of miracles,
Who heals, blesses and sustains life.

© 2012 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: See also: “In Memory of an Organ Donor,” which I recite in Ami’s memory, and “On Waiting for an Organ Transplant.” My other prayers for healing include: “For Surgery,” “Upon Recovery from Surgery,” “For Healing the Spirit” and “For a Critically Ill Child.”

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