Lord, Jehovah, God of Healing, we come to you today, to lift up a dear one who needs You.
You knit each of us together in the womb. You know every cell in our bodies and the whole path of our lives.
Nothing comes as a surprise to You, Creator God of all things.
You are not bothered by technology, or our time table. You already know the grace that this dear one needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.
You already know the outcome of this situation, and are prepared to meet every need.
Oh, dear Abba, this dear one needs to know that and feel that today. To know that before this medical problem even came up, that You were already there, preparing the way, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Dear Father, it is so hard not to lean on our own understanding. We try to plot every possible scenario, and fix everything. We are so frail, and so human.
Yet all this time, Lord, You have been carrying this dear one. There is nothing to plan, to fix, to figure out. When you are in the Shepherd’s arms, you do one thing – rest!
Lord Jesus, help us all to “be still and know that you are God.” The God of our cells.
Lord, You confound the wise. Right now, what seems like an undeniable, scientific medical fact, is an opportunity to confound the wisdom of science with a good result on this medical test. We pray for that.
(This prayer can be said either as a novena for nine consecutive days or as a ‘one day novena’, i.e. to be said for nine hours every hour, which allows you to complete the whole novena in one day.)
God our Father, You are God who loves me. I thank You for the many blessings You have given me.
In loving trust I place myself before You.
Let Your healing fill my life.
Give me the strength to understand what these anxieties of these medical tests mean for my life – whatever the outcome of them. Forgive my failures in carrying the cross. I beseech You humbly for (mention the type of medical test) to have a good outcome (mention the desired outcome), if it be Your Holy Will. The Saints and Blesseds whom I admire and love give me an example of patient suffering. Supported, then, by their prayers, I ask that the present stress, tension and suffering I endure may be a source of life both now and for ever.
I make this prayer through Christ, Your Son.