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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Poem of gratitude on healing from illness with the support of a partner
light skinned man with short brown beard with arm around woman in black shirt with short brown hair shown from the back
“Blessings cannot be static; / Blessings need to be in motion”
mountains in dark with purple sky and lines of white light scattered throughout
“Is it selfish of me to ask / That she not be in pain?”
closeup of white arm with an IV in it in a hospital bed with person standing near bed
“We invoke the energy of the universe and express our gratitude for our health and wellbeing”
woman's white hand outstretched in golden field of wheat with circle of light surrounding
“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

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