We come to you, Lord Jesus Christ, on this World Day of the Sick, seeking your mercy and compassion for those who are suffering in body, mind, and spirit. We entrust them to you and pray for your grace, strength, peace, and hope to sustain them through their trials.
We also lift up those who care for the sick and elderly, including doctors, nurses, volunteers, and family members. We ask for your blessing upon them for their generous service and selfless love. Protect them from harm and fatigue and let them know the goodness they bring into the world.
We pray for the leaders of nations and those in the scientific community that they may work together for the common good of humanity. May they promote a culture of solidarity and fraternity and work towards a world where everyone has access to healthcare. Through the intercession of Mary we ask for the grace to follow your example of love and service be faithful witnesses of your Gospel in the world, sharing in your glory in heaven. Amen