A Prayer for Healing

Right now more than ever health and well-being are likely at the forefront of our minds on a daily basis. Amidst this global pandemic it’s tough to see hope when so many of our friends, acquaintances, and family members are sick.

I don’t often blog about this heavy of a subject, and it’s not one I take lightly. Many lives have been lost not just to the coronavirus, but also countless other illnesses, accidents, and violence recently. The news is hard to watch, friends. But I don’t have to tell you that. You already know.

My goal today is to bring a bit of hope to your life with this prayer for healing. I won’t pretend to know what you’re dealing with right now, or what will happen after today. I (unfortunately, but also definitely) can’t promise God will miraculously heal all for whom we pray. But what I do know is this: God is good. God loves you. He hears you.

When you have no words left, he sees your tears and hears your sighs and feels your shudders.

And I also know this: He cares. He really does care so deeply.

So if you’re someone who needs healing this week or if you know someone else who does, but have no more words to pray, its okay to let God hear those prayers of slumped shoulders, sleepless nights and unsaid things.

And if later you find yourself still wanting for words to lift up for your loved ones near or far away, pray this with me. Let’s seek out the Healer together.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20
Father of Love,
Hold us in your hands this week. Pour your unending compassion out onto us and see our wounds and sickness and hurt.
Son of Righteousness,
Keep us safe from illness, disease, injuries and strife. Like a shepherd with his lambs, hem us in behind and before with your rod and staff of protection.
Spirit of Compassion, have mercy on us. Guard our hearts and minds as well as our bodies as we rest in you. Take from us our anxieties that too closely grip our hearts.
With thanksgiving and fervent appeal, we leave these things to you, Creator and Healer.
Amen.

“Healer of our every ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
Give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.”

Marty Haugen