A Blessing for the Sudden Relief from Chronic Pain, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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Holy One,

Thank You for these tears of relief,
for the shock of being able to move once again,
for the strange sudden realization
that my brain doesn’t have to fight the pain.
Just for an instant,
I feel so tired and so overwhelmed,
so transfixed by the quiet in my body
that I’m not sure what to do with myself.

Thank You
for the physical therapists
and doctors
and surgeons
and office managers
who maintain and tend to all of us,
holding us when we feel weak,
sharing Your Touch of Life with so many.
I promise to not take for granted
this body
You’ve loaned me.

Blessed are You, Healer,
for imbuing Your Images
with the capacity to heal.

Amen.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor first shared this prayer in the Open Siddur Project discussion group on Facebook, here.

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