light on the river
From Christine HK
Katherine: these beautiful healing prayers were posted in a facebook group I run: Prayer for ME/CFS
.. I asked Christine to share them here.
Healing Prayer One
"Jesus, you control all the parts of my body,
and you know when they’re not working at their best.
Sickness leaves me stressed and steals time from all the things I want to be doing.
I’m honest, Lord.
I don’t like to be sick.
But times like this also make me rest in you,
so I thank you for this chance simply to wait on you.
I come to you today asking for your touch, Lord.
Help me to be patient and allow you to do your work.
If doctors are involved, give them wisdom,
and thank you for providing the help I need, however you choose to provide.
Whether this is a test, or simply a time to trust, I want my response to honor you.
As my Good Shepherd, I know you will lead me beside quiet places and restore my soul and body.
I trust you and want to follow your leading.
Help me to welcome this time
not as an interruption in my carefully planned schedule,
but as an opportunity to draw strength and nourishment for the journey ahead.
You are my healer and my Great Physician.
I look to you and give thanks for the promises in your Word
that assure me of your presence and your help.
Teach me what you want me to learn during these unpleasant times, Lord.
Help me not to take out my discomfort on those around me,
and show me how to be a good patient while I’m recovering.
In these days of sickness, Lord, I’m trusting you and asking you to make me well.
And when you’ve restored my health,
give me wisdom so I can treat my body as the temple of your Spirit.
I’m eager to get back on my feet serving you,
but I realize that even in sickness, I can still draw near to you.
Healing Prayer Two
Heavenly Father, I come to you.
Only you know how I feel.
Only you know my pain.
As I come to you Father, you come to me.
Come to me and begin the healing that I so long for.
Wash me of this pain.
Cleanse me of my sin and suffering.
With your precious blood that forgives all and heals all.
Let my body work in harmony towards healing, oh merciful Lord.
May your Spirit move through my muscles, bones and joints that ache deeply.
It is a hurt that cannot be explained.
Some days I just can’t get up, I cannot move.
So weary is my soul.
Will you not look mercifully upon me Lord in these days?
Do not delay any longer, set me free.
Mobilize all my body’s natural defenses to bring me to health.
My heart, my lungs and my brain,
My blood, my organs, and all my hormones,
Set them all to work in health and harmony.
For you are a most merciful God, sovereign over all creation.
Certainly you must hear me.
Hear my cry.
If there is any purpose in my deep pain, my deep suffering,
I give it up to you, oh Father.
Like Christ, your beloved Son.
In all things, your will be done.
But in my humility, my shame, my smallness, oh Lord,
I beg you.
Take this affliction far from me.
Heal me in spirit, body and mind.
Your Spirit touching my spirit to set me free.