Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Prayer Gift for Someone

Last night i received an envelope with a P500 bill in it. It was given through a friend, also an organist, who also received the same. They told me that it was a Christmas gift from someone who is ill. She doesn't want to reveal her identity to us and all she ask was for a prayer. I was deeply touched with her gesture. She was giving out, well in fact she needs it for treatment. I wanted to meet her and embrace her and assure her that I will be praying for her.

Here's a prayer for you my friend...


Father of goodness and love, hear our prayer for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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