for the healing of your world

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Christ Healing the Mother of Simon Peter’s Wife by John Bridges, 1839

Hidden yet ever-present God,
always loving, never tiring,
we seek your aid.

You see the unrelieved suffering
of innumerable souls,
and hear the raw weeping
of countless of your children.

O let your breath be upon all you see,
your hands upon all disease,
your arms around all distress,
and your kiss on all tormented minds.

Hidden yet ever-present God,
please do for us those things we cannot do for ourselves,
yet make us bold to do what we can do.

For the healing of your world
and the glory of your name.
Through Christ Jesus our Redeemer.
Amen!

Bruce Prewer, retired Australian minister
www.bruceprewer.com

_______________________

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

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