Prayer for February 3: Please pray with me. God of healing, today we recall your servant St. Blaise. We pray to you Lord for all those who suffer from a throat ailment – heal them. Open their lips so they can praise you and pray to you, sooth their throats so they may find nourishment from you, soften their hearts so they may speak words of blessing to others. Amen.
Prayer for December 9: Please pray with me. God of health, today we pray that you would grant us your healing – healing our bodies of ailments, healing our hearts of hard-heartedness, healing our minds of clutter, healing our spirits of being unsettled, healing our feet that we may walk the gospel into each place we come to, healing our hands that they may offer loving touch, healing our mouth that it may offer words of mercy, love, peace, and forgiveness. Heal us Lord as we prepare for you to come – as you came so long ago, are coming into our lives today, and will come back again to bring about the fulfillment of your kingdom. Amen.
Prayer for November 9: Please pray with me. God of rest, today we pray that we would be given rest from the heated and fearful rhetoric of the last two years that we have come to know as a presidential campaign. This is not normal Lord and we know it, yet we are unsure of what to do about it. We are worn down, our society is anxious, our world uncertain. There is much to do. Yet for today, give us rest so that we will be ready to share your peace, joy, mercy, and love with those we come in contact with daily. Amen.
Prayer for October 26: Please pray with me. God of the cross, today we pray for all those who suffer is body, mind, spirit, or any other way. We know that you reveal yourself in the moments of suffering. We are reminded that you revealed your ultimate glory and your very character and being in the cross. You walk with all those who are suffering. Help them to feel your presence in their lives. And help the rest of us to walk with those suffering as well. Close our mouths from speaking cliches and stop us from trying to fix something that can’t be fixed. Help us to just be with the ones who suffer. Amen.
Prayer for August 4: Please pray with me. God of Sabbath, today we ask for rest. We are tired Lord. We are tired of running here and there. We are tired of working long and hard. We are tired of being constantly connected and in the know about everything. We are tired of hearing about every single tragedy that occurs in the world. We are tired of weeping. We are tired of crying out to you. We are tired. Give us rest Lord. Renew us and rejuvenate us with your holy food. Refresh us with your holy word. Touch us and heal us so that we can go back into the world and touch and offer prayers of healing to those around us. Amen.
Prayer for June 22: Please pray with me. God of healing, today we pray for all those in need of healing. Help them to feel your healing touch. Help us to be like the healing leaves of the Tree of Life. Make us instruments of healing in a hurting world that screams out in pain and sorrow seeking relief. Amen.
Prayer for May 31: Please pray with me. Healing God, heal those who need your touch today. We ask that you give us the healing leaves from the tree of life that is promised in Revelation. Heal us not by wiping away everything, but rather by making us whole. Amen.