Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Prayers for Healing

Prayers for Healing

O God, you who I know to be the greatest of doctors, come and lay your hand upon me. Renew my strength and restore me to health. Give me, I pray, at a time when my body seems the weakest, the renewal of your Spirit. Hold me up with your love. Help me to see through my problem, to a point beyond which I can grow strong in you and in your love; for Jesus sake. Amen.

O God, you who art the only source of health and healing, grant to me such an awareness of your indwelling and surrounding presence that I may allow you to give me health and strength and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Before an Operation

Loving Father, I place myself into your care this day. Guide and direct with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the ones who will minister to me this day. Lord, grant that every cause of illness might be removed, that my health might be restored and I might accept with patience and determination that which lies ahead. Help me to live in a more perfect harmony with you and my fellow man; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

After an Operation

O gracious loving God, thank you for the operation that is now past. Help me now to rest in your continuing presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and worry, permitting more and more of your healing life into every part of my being. Lord, in moments of pain, I turn toward you for strength, in times of loneliness, I feel your loving nearness; and now in times of thanks I turn to you with my praise. Grant, O Lord, that your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others; in Christ's name. Amen.

In the Morning (Ps. 103)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle's.

In the Evening (Ps. 121 & 23)

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for evermore.

The Lord is my sheperd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff - they confort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.