By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Holy Father, Great Physician, Spirit of Truth,
We praise you, Lord, for you are good
and your mercy extends to us even as we are ungrateful and undeserving.
We confess that your mercy is greater than ours
that we seldom practice forgiveness and are frequently in need of it.
Do not hold our sin against us nor let our iniquity bind us, for Jesus’ sake.
We give thanks for the gifts of family, friends in Christ, and the many blessings in this life.
Break the chains that bind our hearts and minds–
The pain, the curses passed through the generations, and the bad blood that has accumulated in a life of selfishness, envy, greed, and malice.
In our hour of need, may we turn to you, not for our own sake, but for the sake of those around us.
Cleanse our hearts, oh Lord, that our bodies might also be healed.
May the doctors be perplexed in our healing and the nurses shocked by our change of heart.
That your goodness and mercy would be obvious to all that see it.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Prayer for Healing
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