a blessing with your kid is in pain

O God, my child is hurting and I can’t make it better

O God, please come and ease the suffering, and show me if there is something I can do.

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my voice. – Psalm 130:1

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

Blessed are we who open our hands to You, o God,
these useless hands that can do nothing.

Blessed are we, released from the isolation of sorrow
and given grace to pray:

O God, this is Your child too.
You know every cell in this one You have made,
every movement of heart and mind, every need before it becomes thought.

O God of power, in You all things hold together.
I lift to You this one, this precious child whose
body mind and soul You created.

Bring every cell, every system into order,
that there be soundness, wholeness, and unity.
restore beauty and resilience and hope,
and let good days return!

Bring to bear any outside influence or resource that could make a difference,
and make it effective, selfless, swift, and strong.

Blessed are we who pray: create moment by moment,
for a bridge from suffering to relief, from distress to comfort,
from loneliness to loving community, from the depths to level ground
and for a life that can function, grow, bless, and be blessed.

Let your prayers come and go with each painful reminder.
That is the thing you can do. then rest.

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo