World Day of Prayer for the Sick: 11 February

Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28


World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2020

In his letter for the 28th World Day of Prayer for the sick, Pope Francis says that "What is needed is a personalized approach to the sick, not just a curing, but also a caring, in view of an integral human healing." 

In addressing healthcare professionals he reminds them their work is always in the service of the sick person... "the noun 'person' takes priority over the adjective 'sick.'"

Read Pope Francis 2020 letter here.

Listen to the hymn 'Come to me' by Gregory Norbet here

Jesus urges everyone to draw near to him. 

"COME TO ME" where he promises comfort and repose.


We can pray this day for all those who are:

  • weary and tired
  • hurt and afflicted
  • sick and oppressed
  • poor and weak
  • living in poverty with no access to medical care
  • working in contexts of war and violent conflict
  • healthcare workers
  • physicians
  • nurses
  • medical professionals
  • assistants
  • volunteers
  • hospital chaplains

Here is a link to Prayers for the sick from the Church of St Francis of Assisi NYC.