I have a copy of the "Old Orthodox Prayer Book" which contains a useful Canon for the Sick (which seems to be based in part on the Holy Unction Service canon). I can use this if I need to pray for sick Orthodox Christians, but as the text assumes Church membership on the part of the sick person being prayed for,
I was wondering if anyone knew of any services or prayers for sick non-Orthodox?
Obviously, since I live in a place where few people are Orthodox, but lots of people are sick, I'd like to be able to say more than just a quick "Lord, have mercy" for them (not that there's anything wrong with "Lord, have mercy"!).
One time I tried just 'modifying' the Canon to take out references to the sick person being part of the church and replace with something like "and grant them conversion to the Orthodox Faith", but I felt uncomfortable doing this, and it was also rather clunky. I ended up distracted not really praying (so, yeah, "Lord, have mercy" obviously would have been better).
Anyway, if anyone has any ideas/advice on this, it'd be greatly appreciated. Especially appreciated would be the text of a prayer service for the purpose, if some such exists!