Heavenly Father, please give us patience in sickness. Help us to endure with joy in the unchangeable and glorious truths of the gospel. Help us to grow in love for each other, ready to serve each other’s needs over our own. Please restore us to full health again soon. May times of sickness remind us of how utterly dependant we are upon you for all things and teach us to ask for you to provide. May it remind us also of the more dreadful sickness of sin that once blanketed our entire existence but from which we have now been restored through Christ our saviour. Stir us up to pray for and speak to others about this great salvation that is found in Christ.