With as many advances as there are in medicine and science, it's easy to look to doctors for a cure and a fix to our suffering. Its easy to depend on them.
And while doctors are important, helpful, and can provide life-saving treatments, everything is ultimately in God's hands.
So today let's pray that we all may come to depend more on God through our suffering.
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Day 8 - Saint Peregrine Novena
Dear holy servant of God, St. Peregrine, we pray today for healing.
Intercede for us! God healed you of cancer and others were healed by your prayers. Please pray for...
(Mention your intentions)
These intentions bring us to our knees seeking your intercession for healing.
We are humbled by our physical limitations and ailments. We are so weak and so powerless. We are completely dependent upon God. And so, we ask that you pray for us...
Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair.
Pray for us, that we may persevere in hope.
Pray for us, that we will have the courage to offer up our
suffering in unity with the Cross.
Pray for us, that the loneliness of our suffering will be consoled.
Pray for us, that the fear of death will be replaced with the hope of everlasting life.
Pray for us, that our suffering will not rob us of joy.
Pray for us, that in our pain we will not become selfish but ever more selfless.
Pray for us, that this sickness will teach me to depend more and
more on God.
We know, St. Peregrine, that you are a powerful intercessor because your life was completely given to God. We know that in as much as you pray for our healing, you are praying even more for our salvation.
A life of holiness like yours is more important than a life free of suffering and disease. Pray for our healing, but pray even more that we might come as close to Our Lord as you are.
All Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.