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☞   Well-being, health, and caregiving

This is an archive of prayers composed for, or relevant to, the health and well-being of others by or for caregivers.

If you have composed a prayer for overcoming illness, for well-being, or for the success of caregivers, healers, and physicians, please share it here.


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For prayers composed for the care of children, please visit here.

For prayers composed in the event of an epidemic or pandemic, please visit here.

A Prayer for Healing, by Rabbi Brant Rosen (Tzedek Chicago)

תְּפִלָּה לַמִּתְחַסְּנִים | A Prayer for the one to be Vaccinated, by Rabbi Esteban Gottfried (2020)

תפילה למתחסן/ת | Prayer for those Receiving Vaccinations (Masorti Movement in Israel 2020)

תפילה למחסן/ת | Prayer for those Administering Vaccinations (Masorti Movement in Israel 2020)

בקרב כולם | in the midst of it all, a short prayer by Rabbi Menachem Creditor (2020)

מי שברך על כל המחרפים נפשם לעצור את המגפה | Mi sheBerakh for the Medical Workers & Researchers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)

אַ געבעט פאַר דער אימונירונג | תְּפִלָּה לִפְנֵי חִסּוּן | Prayer before a Vaccination, by Hannah Katsman

A prayer for the recovery of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2018)

הודאה לפני התרגיל | Prayer of Gratitude Before Exercise, by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Blessing for Myself and for You, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A blessing for you if you need one, from Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

תפילה לפני חלוקת תרופות | Prayer before the dispensation of medication, by Dafna Meir, z”l

תפילה לתורם דם | The Blood Donor’s Prayer, by Elli Fischer

Heal Me, a prayer-poem by Trisha Arlin

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

תהלים כג | Psalms 23, translation by Shim’on Menachem, melody by Shir Yaakov

In Search of Seraḥ: A Prayer to Seraḥ by Chaya Kaplan-Lester

Activist Prayer for a Trauma Center on Chicago’s South Side, by Aryeh Bernstein (2015)

אֲשֶׁר יָצַר | Asher Yatsar, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Transition Ritual Poems, by Joy Ladin

אשר יצר | Asher Yatsar prayer for recognizing the Divine Image in all our bodies, by Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor

אֲשֶׁר יָצַר | Asher Yatsar, interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Prayer in a Time of Serious Illness by Rabbi Gilah Langner

A Blessing for Peace, Health, Joy, Prosperity, and Kindness, by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Children’s Prayer for the Recovery of our President [Dwight D. Eisenhower], by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (1955)

[Prayer] in Illness, by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (ca. 1950s)

[Prayer for] Rebirth, by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (ca. 1950s)

תפלה בלחש | A Whispered Prayer (for protection from noxious air and people), by Tsvi Hirsch Robinson (1909)

[Prayer for the] Dedication of a Medical Research Clinic, by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (ca. 1950s)

אײן אנשפראכע געגען עין הרע | An Incantation against the Ayin haRa (1896)

רְפָא צִירִי | Refa Tsiri, a piyyut for healing by Rabbi Refael Antebi Tabbush (ca. late 19th c.)

Prayer for Patience and Strength in Adversity, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

מי שברך לתקופת יום הולדת | Mi sheBerakh on behalf of one celebrating a birthday, by Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Kaplan (1945)

Prayer for a Sick Child, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

Prayer in Heavy Sickness, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

Thanksgiving for Deliverance, by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)

Gebet für Eltern | Prayer for [Sick] Parents, by Fanny Neuda (1855)

Supplique dans un malheur ou dans un chagrin | Supplication in misfortune or in grief, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

Prayer of a mother for her sick infant child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Prayer of a Wife for a Sick Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Prayer in sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Prayer of Thanksgiving on Recovering from Sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

[Prayer for a] Nurses’ Commencement, by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (1951)

Prière d’un enfant pour un malade | A child’s prayer for a sick person, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

Actions de graces après un événement heu-reux | Thanksgiving after a joyful reprieve, by Jonas Ennery & Rabbi Arnaud Aron (1852)

תפלה לרופא | A Physician’s Prayer, by Markus Herz (1783)

Bajban | Prayer in a personal crisis, by Rabbi Arnold Kiss (1897)

Hálaima a bajból való menekülésért | Thanksgiving for deliverance from trouble, by Rabbi Arnold Kiss (1897)

Courage to Withstand the Ridicule of the Worldly, a prayer by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1945)

אֱלִי, רְפָאֵנִי וְאֵרָפֵא | Eli Refa’eni v’Erafé, the personal physician’s prayer of Rabbi Dr. Yehudah haLevi (ca. early 12th c.)

תחנה שערי דמעות | Tkhine of the Gate of Tears

Ritual for Judging Bad Dreams for Good

אסו ית ארסינואי | Two healing prayers for Arsinoë’s recovery (Amulets 80.AM.55.1 & 80.AM.55.2, J. Paul Getty Museum)