12th August 2018
My son, in thy sickness be not negligent; But pray unto the Lord, and he shall heal thee. (Ecclesiasticus 38: 9 in the Apocrypha)
- Lord, we pray for those who are sick at heart or in mind. Pray that God will reveal to those who have no peace, his peace that passes all understanding. Pray they get a moment of quietness, a moment away from their confusion and despair and in that instant they would no longer feel alone as they feel God’s presence. (CrossReach Prayer Diary)
- Lord, we thank you for the great resources of healing that are available to those who are sick.
For the skill of surgeons and the technical abilities of support staff in operating theatres, thank you.
For medical knowledge and the healing power of drugs and medicines, for chemists and pharmacists, thank you.
For nursing staff, for their professional skill and their capacity for caring and encouraging, thank you.
For support teams of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, hospital social workers and hospital chaplains, thank you.
For administrative staff, ward orderlies, hospital porters and ambulance drivers, thank you. (From Further Everyday Prayers)
- Lord, we pray for healing for those who persecute and are persecuted because of Christian beliefs. We pray for the wellbeing of our brothers and sisters throughout the world and this month we are asked to remember those Christians in Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and Indonesia. May their persecutors come to know them as peaceful and peace-loving and be willing to live alongside them in harmony.
- Lord, we pray for ourselves. Lord help us to live peaceably in our homes and neighbourhoods so that people may see the witness of our Christian faith in everyday lives.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13-14 (NIV)