Heavenly Father, Your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear my prayer and help me in my sufferings. May I realize that you have chosen me to be a saint through my sufferings and that I am joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world.Show me the power of Your loving care and restore my health, if it be Your Will, that I may offer joyful thanks in Your Church. Direct my heart and body in the love of you and the patience of Christ. Help me, defend me from all evil and bring me safely to life everlasting. Jesus, My saviour, I thank you for being my best Friend in any illness of my life and my companion in suffering. I unite myself with You as You offer yourself during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and renew Your Sacrifice of Calvary. Give my heart sentiments like Your own, so that through frequent Holy communion and prayer I may become holy and pleasing to God, a worthy sacrifice with you. May all the actions, sufferings, tears, and disappointments of my life but thus concentrated to you as a sacrifice for the glory of God. Amen.