SICKNESS and HEALING
When someone is ill, it is comforting to the person and to their family to have a word of prayer said in their honor. It brings strength just knowing that the temple truly cares.
At each worship service, we say a special prayer – the Mi Shebeirach (May the One Who is Blessed, bless us). The prayer for healing follows after the mentioning of the names of those who are ill. We will mention the name of the ill person for several weeks at each service and be a part of the community that prays for their renewed strength and health.
To let the Temple know a person you want mentioned, please call us at 318 445.3655 and let us know the person’s name or you can email Rabbi Siroty. You need not be a member of Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim to have a loved one mentioned and you are most welcome to our regular services if you want to join in this prayer.
Mi Shebeirach avoteinu v’imoteinu,
Avraham, Yitzchak v’Yaakov, Sarah, Rivkah,
Rachel v’Lei-ah, hu y’vareich et hacholim
[names]. HaKadosh Baruch Hu yimalei
rachamim aleihem, l’hachalimam ul’rapotam
ul’hachazikam, v’yishlach lahem m’heirah
r’fuah, r’fuah shleimah min hashamayim,
r’fuat hanefesh ur’fuat haguf, hashta
baagala uviz’man kariv. V’nomar: Amen.
May the one who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless and heal those who are ill [names]. May the Blessed Holy One be filled with compassion for their health to be restored and their strength to be revived. May God swiftly send them a complete renewal of body and spirit, and let us say, Amen.
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Is to guarantee patient privacy, which is good for the patient because it protects their confidentiality, but not very helpful when the Temple is trying to find patients. Please do not assume that we know you are in the hospital or that the Chaplains Office has contacted the Temple or the Rabbi, even if a chaplain has visited you. PLEASE, I want to be able to visit you. I want to be able to offer you the solace and perspective of our tradition. The Temple wants to let you know that we care, but that can only happen when we know where you are. Thank you, Rabbi Raina Siroty