Prayerful intentions can help calm and comfort, foster understanding and insight, honor our precious humanity, mobilize support and communal response, nourish our spirits, and deepen our sense of connection.
Traditional prayerbooks contain numerous prayers for healing, wholeness, restoration, hope, and peace.
Borrow – or create your own!
Throughout our history, many prophets and scholars, students and caring neighbors have adapted ancient liturgy, poured out poetry and music, offered prayers of silence or tears, written new blessings, or uttered spontaneous words from the depths of their hearts.
Here are several prayers for a variety of circumstances.
Many of these are available as pocket-size cards, upon request.
- Mi shebeirach prayer for healing of body and spirit, in Hebrew and English (traditional liturgy)
- Mi shebeirach prayer for healing (words for Debbie Friedman version)
- Mi shebeirach prayer for healing of body and spirit, paired with Psalm 23, Russian/Hebrew/English
- Prayer for Comfort and Healing
- A Physician’s Prayer
- Prayer for a Patient Who Has Died
- Prayer for Healing for Mental Illness
- Mourner’s Kaddish including English transliteration
Although we cannot promise publication, we welcome submissions of original prayers and poetry, or links to material you have found helpful.