The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released some additional resources in conjunction with it Nationwide Bulletin Insert about health care reform, including the following prayers:
Prayer for the Uninsured
Father of goodness and love,
hear our prayers for the uninsured members of our community
and for all who are in need.
For those who seek care but find that it is out of reach,
may they find consolation in your healing presence.
For all who are blessed with health and security,
may they work to fulfill the needs of those who are sick and insecure.
For leaders who make decisions that affect the health and well-being of others,
may they strive to ensure the fundamental right to health care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord
who healed those who believed.
Prayer for Protection of Unborn Children and Conscience Rights in Health Care Reform Legislation
O God our Father, we praise you for the work of your hands and for the precious gift of life. Grant your protection to those who are yet unborn. Inspire those who govern us to advance policies which protect the unborn child in the womb and preserve the conscience rights of all.
Jesus, Divine Healer, may our legislators find the courage to advance needed health care reform that protects the conscience rights of health care providers and does not promote or fund abortion.
Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of elected officials with the desire to save lives, not destroy them.
Father, we ask this in Jesus’ name, through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Download these prayers, the bulletin insert and other resources from www.usccb.org/healthcare/resources.shtml.