Oh Lord, I find it hard to remember what it was like for my son to be healthy.  Help me keep my mind focused on good health and strength.  Help me be positive about the course of treatment his is undergoing.  And let me always have faith, great faith, in your presence in my life and your glory in his health.

Lord Jesus, you came into the world to heal our infirmities and to endure our sufferings.  You went about healing all and bringing comfort to those in pain and need.  We come before you now in this time of illness asking that you may be the source of our strength in body, courage in spirit and patience in pain.  May we join ourselves more closely to you on the cross and in your suffering that through them we may draw our patience and hope.  Assist us and restore both of us to health so that we may praise and give honor to your name.