Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.

Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain, knowing that whenever danger threatens,  your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe. Comfort and strengthen them and may they feel the assurance of your presence with them.

Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health.

Creator God, help us to trust you, help us to know that you are with us, and help us to believe that nothing can separate us from your love revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.