Prayers for the Sick
Prayer for healing through the intercession of
you took pity on the blind Bartimaeus
and healed him;
you raised Lazarus from the dead
and freed Mary Magdalen from seven
devils to count her among your disciples.
You made the blind see, the deaf hear,
the dumb speak, the lame walk,
you cleansed lepers and cast out demons.
You preached the Good News to the poor
and bless those who are faithful to you.
Through the intercession of your
faithful martyr, Genesius,
grant your healing and consolation to the sick.
Give them the strength to carry their Cross
in union with you.
(We remember in particular _________.)
Help us to remain faithful to you in health
and in suffering, conformed to your Cross;
open our hearts to your will
so your grace may transform our lives.
Prayer to St Genesius
Saint Genesius, listen to the prayers of those who invoke you. You are a witness to the grace and the power of the love of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, and as you laid down your life for his sake, you opened your heart to sing of his mercy for all generations to hear. Pray for those who are sick and for all who are in need (mention your intention here); intercede, dear friend, that like you they may find their strength, joy and consolation in the Heart of our Crucified Saviour. Amen.
Act of Offering
Lord Jesus Christ, my Crucified and Risen Saviour, for love of you, and desiring to unite myself more closely with you, I offer you my life, works, joys and sufferings to be one with you on the cross and in the humble service of our Heavenly Father.
I thank you for the many graces you have given me; for the gift of faith and for the gift of suffering, since through it, sustained by the grace of your Holy Spirit, you can form me in your image and allow it serve as the means of intercession for all those who are in need and for the sake of your Mystical Body, the Church.
Through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St Joseph, St Genesius, and all the Saints in heaven, guide and sustain your servant so I may serve you worthily and without complaint, trusting in your Sacred Heart and finding my joy in your presence. For love of you, my God, for your sake and consolation. Amen.
Litany of St Genesius
Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us
St Genesius, pray for us
Martyr for Christ, pray for us
Witness to Grace, pray for us,
Model for Actors, pray for us
Friend of the Sick, pray for us
V. Pray for us, Holy St Genesius:
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises
Let us pray:
Eternal Father, in your love you call all men and women to come to know you and to share in your divine life. Through the intercession of your martyr, Genesius, who responded so generously to the grace of conversion, grant that the same grace may be given to those who as yet do not know you, and may be renewed in those who do. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
© The Fraternity of St Genesius 2007
Praying for those involved in cinema and theatre