Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Rite of Anointing of the Sick - Contemporary and Traditional Rites Adapted by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Blessed are you, Loving God,
The boundless love of your presence blesses us at every moment of our lives.
May your compassion radiate from each of us
And bring the blessing of your healing, tender touch to (Name).

(Name) , the same Spirit that moved in Jesus,
Dwells in you and fills you with love and peace beyond all imagination.
All of your loved ones in this community and in the Communion of the Saints join you in prayer.

In their name and in the name of God, I/we now anoint you for your journey. (anoint forehead and hand)

(Name), you are embraced by the Holy One and by all who are praying for you.

May you feel the power of divine love healing, comforting and strengthening you.

(The Rite of Anointing the Sick was written by 
By Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP)

Rite of Anointing of the Sick -Adapted from Roman Catholic Rite

(Name) you are embraced by a God who loves you and by a community who is praying for you.
May you feel the power of that love and care and may you experience comfort and strength in the days ahead.

(Anoint forehead and say)
Through this holy anointing, may our God of Love help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.

(Then, anoint hands)
May our God who loves you unconditionally hold you close during this time of illness, carry your fear and give you peace. Amen

Recite Prayer of Jesus:
Our Father and Mother….

Closing Prayer
God in heaven, through this holy anointing, grant (Name) comfort in his/her suffering.
When he/she is afraid, give him/her courage, when afflicted give him/her patience, when discourage, give him/her hope.
And when he/she feels alone, assure him/her of the support of your holy people.
We ask this through Christ, our healer. Amen.

May the blessing of our loving God be with you forever.

(Adapted from RC Rite of Anointing the Sick by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP)

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