“I’m tired, God. My doctors say that this treatment will help me, but it is sapping me of my strength. I’m sick of feeling sick, God. Sometimes I want to give up. But most of the time I just want to get better.”
These words, written in the face of medical challenges, introduce a prayer by Rabbi Naomi Levy titled, “A Prayer When One is Undergoing a Long and Draining Treatment.” This is but one prayer in the booklet Jewish Prayers, Psalms & Readings for Comfort, Hope and Support created by the staff of JF&CS Jewish Healing Connections (JHC). Early on in its development, JHC recognized that the need for connection guided by Jewish tradition was key to a person’s healing and regaining a sense of wholeness.