July 14: St. Camillus de Lellis
St Camillus de Lellis is patron saint of the sick, hospitals and nurses. He dedicated his life to the sick and to organizing hospitals. He founded the Order of the Camillians, priests and brothers who work in the area of health. He considered the sick to be Jesus Himself.
PRAYER OF THE SICK TO ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS:
Glorious St Camillus, turn your merciful eyes upon those who suffer and those who care for them.
Grant to the sick Christian resignation and trust in the goodness and power of God.
Make those who take care of the sick be generous and lovingly dedicated.
Help me to understand the mystery of suffering as a means of redemption and the way to God.
May your protection comfort the sick and their families and encourage them to live together in love.
Bless those who dedicate themselves to the infirm. And may the good God grant peace and hope to all.
Lord, I come before You in prayer. I know that You hear me, You know me. I know that I am in You and that Your strength is in me.
Look at my body racked with infirmity. You know, Lord, how much it hurts me to suffer. I know that You are not pleased with the suffering of Your children.
Give me, Lord, the strength and courage to overcome moments of desperation and exhaustion.
Make me patient and understanding. I offer up my worries, anxiety and suffering to be more worthy of You.
Let me, Lord, unite my sufferings with those of Your Son Jesus who for love of men gave His life on the Cross.
Furthermore, I ask You, Lord: Help doctors and nurses take care of the sick with the same dedication and love that St Camillus had.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
St Camillus de Lellis, pray for us