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Prayer for people with physical ailments
Dear cbell14,
Thanks for this important question. When you pray, you can tell G-d exactly what it is that you need or another person needs, and you can pray that G-d please send the blessing or the healing. It is good to combine the prayer with a gift to a proper charity, because the merit of that good deed on behalf of the sick person will be added to the prayer.

Certainly along with the prayers, the patient should be following the treatment prescribed by an expert doctor, with the faith that G-d sends the healing through the "natural" channel of the medical treatment.
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Here are short prayers that can be said before and after taking medication. From the Mishneh Brurah - the following prayer may be recited BEFORE taking medicine or before undergoing a medical procedure:
"May it be Your will L-rd G-d, that this use of medicine bring me good health, for You heal graciously." [From Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 230:4]

After taking medicine or after a medical procedure, you can say: "Blessed is the Healer of the sick."

When praying for a person, you should mention his or her name. When praying for healing or help, mention the given names of the person, and the father's given names (if the person is a Gentile), or the mother's given names (if the person is a Jew).
if you are praying for a speedy recovery for a Gentile named James John Smith, whose father is Thomas Timothy Smith, mention the name as "James John son of Thomas Timothy."

With the prayer for someone who is ill, it is good to recite one or more chapters of Psalms. There are several Psalms which express prayers for help or healing. Include AT LEAST Psalm 20.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov and a holy tzaddik, specified ten Psalms that he said contain the general remedy for matters of the *soul.* These ten Psalms, about which he said that they were revealed to him from Heaven as being "Tikkun HaKlali" (The Complete Remedy) are: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, 150.

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RE: saying Bless you - by rabbiyitz - 06-29-2007, 06:02 AM
RE: Prayer for people with physical ailments - by Director Michael - 07-01-2008, 01:29 PM
RE: Prayer for people with physical ailments - by Joachim ben Noach - 12-03-2010, 11:03 PM

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