Prayers for Healing

Have you seen rev Deborah’s blog, “Deborah says ‘Hello’ to…”? If you or someone you know is embarking on a similar journey, it may be helpful to follow her posts.

On Friday 5 July our ALM Carol offered a service of prayer and meditation for healing. There is a transcription on Deborah’s blog, and it is offered again here:

Say hello to ..the service of prayers & meditation for healing which Carol O (our ALM) planned and led yesterday.

Music: Creator God / I Give my work to you as assembling

Welcome to this afternoon of prayer, readings and music for Deborah as she begins her road to recovery after her Chemotherapy. I know we have all been praying for her since we heard her diagnosis, but this afternoon gives us the opportunity to bring all those prayers and thoughts together as one. Please feel free to come up and light one of the candles on the table at any time during this service. There are spares on the side if I have not put enough out.

Let us still ourselves before the Lord now as we begin our service

Reflective Service ( 2 Prayers before music)

Music: I need you now

Reading: Luke 5. 12,13 – Jesus Cleanses a Leper
Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, ‘I do choose. Be made clean.’ Immediately the leprosy left him.

Music: My Yoke is Easy

Reading: The Coming of Jesus page 63 (Meditations)

Music: Courage

Let us now sit comfortably, deepen our breathing
Focus on God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Offer Him our thanks and praise for today
Breathe out, breathe in as we lead into our next piece

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46.10)

Be
Do not do
Or pretend to be
Anything
Just be.

Be still
Calm those
Anxious, unruly
Whirling thoughts
Into stillness

Be still and know
As the flower knows the sun’s rays
As the mouth knows bread
As the heart knows love
Open yourselves to knowing.

Be still and know that I am
Here and now
Around you and within you
Behind you and before you
Wherever you are
I am.

Be still and know that I am God
Your Father and Mother
Your Companion and Healer
Your Life and your all.

Be.
Be still.
Be still and know.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know that I am God.

Music: Be still and know that I am God

Hear these quotes from the Bible showing Christ’s healing, in faith, all around us

Mark 6:56 – “And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.”
The Lord’s healing grace is available to all who approach with a faithful heart.
2 Kings 20:5 -“Thus says the Lord, the God of your ancestor David: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you.
“God has helped heal the faithful since the beginning.
Matthew 9:20–22 – “Then suddenly a woman . . . came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’”
Any brush with the holy, if accompanied by faith, may produce miraculous results.
Luke 6:19
“And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.”
Though your prayers may not always be answered, never doubt the power of Jesus to heal.
Acts 3:5-7
The lame beggar fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, ‘I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
The healing work of Jesus continued after his death and resurrection and does to this day.

Music: Christ be with me

Exodus 15:26 “I am the Lord who heals you”
Sickness or injury can come to all of us, and we can feel powerless in the face of them. God invites us to pray to him for healing and the strength to carry on.
When people pray for help, he listens and rescues them.

Lord bring healing, wholeness of heart, mind and body. Restore strength, renew hope, in your mercy, Lord, deliver us. Amen

Please join hands as I say a special healing prayer for Deborah
Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and we thank you for the miracles you still perform today. But today we claim those promises for Deborah. We believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and we ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of our friend. Please reach down and surround her with supernatural peace and strength, protect her and let her healing begin. Amen.

Let us now say together the prayer Jesus taught us – Our Father……….

Music: You are loved

Reading: Shepherd and the Sheep page 66 (Meditations)

Music: The Lord’s My Shepherd
Our Final Reading is Psalm 63 v 1-8
Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

O God, you are my God,
and I long for you.
My whole being desires you;
like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land,
my soul is thirsty for you.
Let me see you in the sanctuary;
let me see how mighty and glorious you are. Response: God’s hand keeps me safe

Your constant love is better than life itself,
and so I will praise you.
I will give you thanks as long as I live;
I will raise my hands to you in prayer. Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

My soul will feast and be satisfied,
and I will sing glad songs of praise to you.
As I lie in bed, I remember you;
all night long I think of you,
because you have always been my help.
In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
I cling to you, and your hand keeps me safe. Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

Music: On Eagle’s wings
Let us pray:
Page 127 (Healing Services)

Before we stand to say the Grace together and Rev. Sue gives a blessing to conclude our service today, I want to thank you all for coming, I know our prayers will continue for Rev. Deborah long after we leave this afternoon. May she return to full health sooner rather than later, and return to us, her fold, strengthened, renewed and restored once more.

The Grace

Thank you, Sue, we now listen to our final piece of music

Music: Benediction
Prayers & Meditation for Healing

Music: Creator God / I Give my work to you as assembling

Welcome to this afternoon of prayer, readings and music for Deborah as she begins her road to recovery after her Chemotherapy. I know we have all been praying for her since we heard her diagnosis, but this afternoon gives us the opportunity to bring all those prayers and thoughts together as one. Please feel free to come up and light one of the candles on the table at any time during this service. There are spares on the side if I have not put enough out.

Let us still ourselves before the Lord now as we begin our service

Reflective Service ( 2 Prayers before music)

Music: I need you now

Reading: Luke 5. 12,13 – Jesus Cleanses a Leper
Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, ‘I do choose. Be made clean.’ Immediately the leprosy left him.

Music: My Yoke is Easy

Reading: The Coming of Jesus page 63 (Meditations)

Music: Courage

Let us now sit comfortably, deepen our breathing
Focus on God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Offer Him our thanks and praise for today
Breathe out, breathe in as we lead into our next piece

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46.10)

Be
Do not do
Or pretend to be
Anything
Just be.

Be still
Calm those
Anxious, unruly
Whirling thoughts
Into stillness

Be still and know
As the flower knows the sun’s rays
As the mouth knows bread
As the heart knows love
Open yourselves to knowing.

Be still and know that I am
Here and now
Around you and within you
Behind you and before you
Wherever you are
I am.

Be still and know that I am God
Your Father and Mother
Your Companion and Healer
Your Life and your all.

Be.
Be still.
Be still and know.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know that I am God.

Music: Be still and know that I am God

Hear these quotes from the Bible showing Christ’s healing, in faith, all around us

Mark 6:56 – “And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.”
The Lord’s healing grace is available to all who approach with a faithful heart.
2 Kings 20:5 -“Thus says the Lord, the God of your ancestor David: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you.
“God has helped heal the faithful since the beginning.
Matthew 9:20–22 – “Then suddenly a woman . . . came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’”
Any brush with the holy, if accompanied by faith, may produce miraculous results.
Luke 6:19
“And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.”
Though your prayers may not always be answered, never doubt the power of Jesus to heal.
Acts 3:5-7
The lame beggar fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, ‘I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
The healing work of Jesus continued after his death and resurrection and does to this day.

Music: Christ be with me

Exodus 15:26 “I am the Lord who heals you”
Sickness or injury can come to all of us, and we can feel powerless in the face of them. God invites us to pray to him for healing and the strength to carry on.
When people pray for help, he listens and rescues them.

Lord bring healing, wholeness of heart, mind and body. Restore strength, renew hope, in your mercy, Lord, deliver us. Amen

Please join hands as I say a special healing prayer for Deborah
Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and we thank you for the miracles you still perform today. But today we claim those promises for Deborah. We believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and we ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of our friend. Please reach down and surround her with supernatural peace and strength, protect her and let her healing begin. Amen.

Let us now say together the prayer Jesus taught us – Our Father……….

Music: You are loved

Reading: Shepherd and the Sheep page 66 (Meditations)

Music: The Lord’s My Shepherd
Our Final Reading is Psalm 63 v 1-8
Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

O God, you are my God,
and I long for you.
My whole being desires you;
like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land,
my soul is thirsty for you.
Let me see you in the sanctuary;
let me see how mighty and glorious you are. Response: God’s hand keeps me safe

Your constant love is better than life itself,
and so I will praise you.
I will give you thanks as long as I live;
I will raise my hands to you in prayer. Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

My soul will feast and be satisfied,
and I will sing glad songs of praise to you.
As I lie in bed, I remember you;
all night long I think of you,
because you have always been my help.
In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
I cling to you, and your hand keeps me safe. Response is: God’s hand keeps me safe

Music: On Eagle’s wings
Let us pray:
Page 127 (Healing Services)

Before we stand to say the Grace together and Rev. Sue gives a blessing to conclude our service today, I want to thank you all for coming, I know our prayers will continue for Rev. Deborah long after we leave this afternoon. May she return to full health sooner rather than later, and return to us, her fold, strengthened, renewed and restored once more.

The Grace

Thank you, Sue, we now listen to our final piece of music

Music: Benediction


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