Thanksgiving Prayers after Recovery from Illness
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He refreshes my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You set a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup is filled to overflowing.
May goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life, and may I live in the house of the Lord for evermore.
Bless the Lord, my soul; with all my being I bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, my soul, and forget none of His benefits. He forgives all your sins. He heals all your ills. He redeems your life from the pit. He crowns you with love and compassion. He satifies your soul with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord is righteous in all He does; He brings justice to all the oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse or nurse His anger for ever. He has not treated us as our sins deserve, or repaid us according to our misdeeds.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He has removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. For He knows how we are formed: He remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass; like a flower of the field he flourishes. For a wind passes over it and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the kindness of the Lord is for all eternity to those who fear Him; His righteousness is with their children's children - with those who keep His covenant, and remember to obey His precepts.
The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in power, who do His bidding, who obey His word. Bless the Lord, all you His host, the ministers who do His will.
Bless the Lord, all His works, everywhere in His dominion. Bless the Lord, my soul.
O great, mighty and awesome G-d: By Your great love I come before You to offer thanks for all the good You have bestowed on me. In my distress I called to You and You answered me; from my sick bed I cried to You, and You heard my voice and my pleas.
You chastened me severly, Lord, but You did not hand me over to death. In Your love and compassion You lifted my soul from the grave. For Your anger is for a moment, Your favour for a lifetime.
At night there may be weeping, but in the morning there is joy. The living, only the living, praise You as I do this day. My soul which You have redeemed shall tell of Your wonders to the children of men.
Blessed are You, the faithful Healer of all flesh.