When we get sick with common illnesses like colds or the flu, we would sometimes complain of not being able to sleep properly, body aches, headaches, and sometimes even diarrhea. These symptoms often go away as soon as we get better and free of any flu virus in the body.
But for people suffering from Fibromyalgia, these problems are a normal occurrence, with the addition of memory and mood issues. The disease is said to “amplify painful sensations by affecting how our brains and spinal cords recognize painful and non-painful signals.” However, not everyone is aware of it.
Pope Francis called fibromyalgia a “sometimes overlooked disease” during his midday Regina Caeli on Sunday, May 9. A delegation representing patients who suffer from the painful disease was present on that day. (Read: How This Woman Copes With Her Lung Disease, One Grateful Day at a Time)
So today, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, My Pope Philippines provides a prayer for everyone suffering from the disease. We fervently hope and pray that they get all the help and medical assistance they need, and that people around the world become more aware and help those inflicted with it.
Prayer for Fibromyalgia Patients
Heavenly Father, I come to you. Only you know how I feel. Only you know my pain.
As I come to you Father, you come to me.
Come to me and begin the healing that I so long for.
Wash me of this pain.
Cleanse me of my sin and suffering.
With your precious blood that forgives all and heals all.
Let my body work in harmony towards healing, oh merciful Lord.
May your Spirit move through my muscles, bones and joints that ache deeply.
It is a hurt that cannot be explained.
Some days I just can’t get up, I cannot move.
So weary is my soul.
Will you not look mercifully upon me Lord in these days?
Do not delay any longer, set me free.
Mobilize all my body’s natural defenses to bring me to health.
My heart, my lungs and my brain,
My blood, my organs, and all my hormones,
Set them all to work in health and harmony.
For you are a most merciful God, sovereign over all creation.
Certainly you must hear me.
Hear my cry.
If there is any purpose in my deep pain, my deep suffering,
I give it up to you, oh Father.
Like Christ, your beloved Son.
In all things, your will be done.
But in my humility, my shame, my smallness, oh Lord,
I beg you.
Take this affliction far from me.
Heal me in spirit, body and mind.
Your Spirit touching my spirit to set me free.
In Jesus’s name, we pray.
Prayer from identitylovefaith.wordpress.com.