Wednesday 26 October 2022

A New Hospital Prayer Book - Catholic Truth Society - CTS Devotions

A New Hospital Prayer Book
CTS Devotions
Catholic Truth Society
eISBN 9781784694470
CTS Booklet D722

Over the last few years I have read over 300 volumes from the Catholic Truth Society. I stumbled upon them while doing research on an author, and have been hooked ever since. I have read many in the CTS Biographies and also Saints of the Isles Series, and I loved the books in the CTS Great Saints Series. I love reading about so many saints, their lives and their times. My other favourite books form the CTS are the Prayers and Devotions books. Many of the books in this series do not even have the authors name on the cover including this volume. This is the second of the books edited by Ley I have read. This volume was originally released in 2016, and the eBook edition followed a year later. The description of the current edition is:
“This popular prayer book offers well-loved prayers, meditations, and encouragement for those in hospital. The Rites for receiving communion when sick, and for Anointing the Sick are included.
This popular prayer book, now revised and improved, offers well-loved prayers, meditations, and encouragement for those in hospital. Prayers for expectant mothers, excerpts from Scripture, and from the saints, the Rites for receiving communion when sick, and for Anointing the Sick are included, as is night prayer and a helpful guide to Confession.”
The chapters in the book are:
Well loved prayers
Some Hospital Prayers
Stations of the Cross
Prayers to Our Lady
Prayers for Expectant Mothers
Scripture Readings and Ways to Pray
Saints for the Sick
Sacrament of Penance
Communion when Sick
Anointing of the Sick
Night Prayer
The prayers in the volume are:

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory be
Come Holy Spirit
St Teresa of Avila’s bookmark
Prayer of St Francis
Act of Faith
Anima Christi
Prayer of Charles de Foucauld
Your will be done
Act of Trust
Cardinal Newman’s prayer
Prayer to Christ the healer
The Lord is my shepherd
Prayer of St Ignatius of Loyola
The Lord is with you
A prayer for inner peace
Prayer before a Crucifix

Let your God love you
Going into hospital
Before the doctor’s visit
Accepting sickness
Before an operation
Prayer of waiting
God’s loving plan
Prayer before surgery
Help me to keep on
Prayer in time of pain
In pain and physical distress
Use of pain
Suffering courageously
In a long hospitalisation
Prayer for my family
Prayer of thanksgiving

How to meditate each station of the Cross
Opening Prayer
1. Jesus is condemned to death
2. Jesus receives the Cross
3. Jesus falls the first time
4. Jesus is met by his blessed mother
5. The Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
7. Jesus falls the second time
8. The women of Jerusalem mourn for our Lord
9. Jesus falls the third time
10. Jesus is stripped of his garments
11. Jesus is nailed to the Cross
12. Jesus dies on the Cross
13. Jesus is taken down from the Cross
14. Jesus is laid in the sepulchre

Hail Mary
Prayer of John Paul II
Hail Holy Queen
Regina Coeli
We fly to you
Prayer to Mary
The Holy Rosary

Prayers for Expectant Mothers
Prayer for a child in the womb
Prayer for a safe delivery
Thanksgiving after delivery
Dedication of a child to Mary
Prayer for a newborn baby
Prayer of parents
Prayer for a sick baby
Prayer on the death of a child

Scripture Readings and Ways to Pray

St Camillus de Lellis
St Paul of the Cross
St Germaine
St Peregrine
St Bernadette

Examination of conscience
Reading from Scripture
How do I begin?
Examining my conscience
Prayer of sorrow

The invitation to trust
The Word of God
Confession, counsel and reconciliation
Act of Contrition
Conclusion of the Rite

The Penitential Rite
Liturgy of the Word
Communion Rite
Prayer after Holy Communion

Anointing of the Sick
Teaching Of The Church
The Sacrament of the Sick
How is the Sacrament celebrated?
The Rite Of Anointing Of The Sick
Introductory Rites
Liturgy of Anointing
Concluding Rite

Night Prayer

Several of these prayers are ones I already try to pray each day. Some of them were new to me. I love the short version of the Stations of the cross in this volume. 
I really like this volume. I can easily recommend this volume. It is an excellent resource! It is called a Hospital prayer book, but it is a great prayer book with some sections focused on medical prayers. It would be a great addition for anyone's spiritual toolbox. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2022 Catholic Reading Plan! For other reviews of books from the Catholic Truth Society click here.

For reviews of other books in the CTS Devotions series click here.

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