A Religious Naturalist Prayer for Healing

woman's white hand outstretched in golden field of wheat with circle of light surrounding

A prayer of healing that I can recite with clear conscience as a religious naturalist:

רוח העולם ומקור כל יקום

Ruakh ha’olam u’mekor kol yekum

Spirit of the universe and source of all nature

Illness and suffering are not punishments, but rather an inevitable part of life itself. Nature has provided our bodies with the means to keep us vital. We hope these will prove effective and that our doctors, nurses and other healers will have methods and insights to strengthen those means when the afflictions are too powerful for us to battle them alone.

We invoke the energy of the universe and express our gratitude for our health and wellbeing. We also think of our friends and relatives who are suffering. In particular, we think of … [names here]. We hope they will be restored to health, both physical and spiritual, in due time. We want them to know that we are thinking of them and will keep them in our mind continually. May they see release soon and may we continue to enjoy their company in better times. And for those with a terminal illness, we hope they will leave life with the gentle kiss of peace.


Share on facebook
Share on email

Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.

The Reconstructionist Network