Lights for Daily Life, Lights for Healing

Strong hearts

Almighty God,

You see our shortcomings and difficulties; please have mercy on us. We are weak, but You are the Divine Healer and Strengthener of all hearts and souls. Where there is even but a trace of weariness or carelessness, put even more love, joy, patience, and understanding. Make our bond so strong that we may never surrender to whatever challenges may come our way

Bless us with a peaceful, happy relationship, and help us radiate our mutual, thriving love out into the world. Bring us together emotionally and spiritually for the highest good of all those whose lives we touch, and for the greater good of humankind. Guide us to do Your will in this world, to love and respect each other, and to be Your representatives among the people.

Thank You for Your kindness toward us, frail as we may be, and for the strength of Your Loving Spirit manifesting in our hearts. Amen

(inspired by Linda Jo Martin)

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Healing Prayer

Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort, You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask You to be with Your servant in this illness. Please send Your healing Word to me.

Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May I trust in Your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let me be filled with patience and joy in Your presence as he waits for Your healing touch.

Please restore my full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from my heart by the power of Your Holy Spirit, and may You, Lord, be glorified through my life. As You heal and renew, Lord, may I bless and praise You.

All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. Psalm 41:3

Lights for Daily Life, Lights for Healing

Brothers and Sisters

Father, we kneel before You and pray that out of Your glorious riches we, as the body of Christ, will be strengthened. Unite us in spirit and strengthen us in purpose as we walk together upholding, defending, and proclaiming the Gospel saving message of Jesus Christ.

We pray for our brothers and sisters who are undergoing persecution because of their belief. Remind us often, since we can’t see them, so that we support them in prayer and thought. When we all get to heaven what a time of rejoicing that will be when we unite with our brothers and sisters from every generation,  from every tribe and nation, from every color and race, and from every tongue and dialect. It will be an experience beyond description so fill us with anticipation for later and anchor us through Jesus Christ for now as we await that blessed day of eternal hope. We pray in the precious name of Jesus.  Amen.

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Healer of the Faithful

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:15-16