Healing from Illness

While there are many traditional Jewish prayers for healing, the feminist movement empowered first women and then men and women to create many more prayers and ceremonies which spoke to the specific situations in which they found themselves. The complexity of modern medicine has added to this need for prayers for medical tests, prayers before surgery, prayers after chemotherapy and for each chemo session, etc. In addition, several writers on Ritualwell have created ceremonies to celebrate an important anniversary in relationship to their disease. 

 

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“However we have abused ourselves or others, something within us remains pure”
Recovery Dayeinu
Prayer for the journey of chemotherapy and the light which is carried within it
Prayer for Undergoing Chemotherapy
“To see each member of our community / With clear eyes and an open heart”  
For Those Who Endure Chronic Conditions
“We are each created in the image of sacred divinity and worthy of honor”
A Body Positive Ritual
“Help me find my voice to fight for my needs”
Prayer for Grappling with U.S. Health Insurance

“Help us to find holiness in this time”

Prayer of a Family Facing Difficult Medical Decisions

“I see the words of my prayers / wrap themselves around you”

The Light and the Wick

“There is nothing like death / To bring a clarity to vision.”

The Gift of a Death Bed: Parsha Vayekhi

“Bless and heal the named and unnamed ones”

Hear Our Prayers

Poem on parenting new baby struggling to feed 

Olam Hazeh

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