A Prayer for the Sick
By Emma Danzey
James 5:14 says, “Is anybody amongst you sick? Allow them to name the elders of the church to wish over them and anoint them with oil within the title of the Lord.”
Whether or not it’s a pesky weeklong chilly in the course of the begin of the autumn climate, a persistent sickness, or a severe illness. We or folks we all know live life right this moment with illness. God didn’t intend for us to be sick on this world. Our our bodies had been completely designed to be wholesome and robust. Nonetheless, after we sinned and darkness entered the world, sicknesses got here to be.
There are occasions within the Bible when folks believed that illness was a punishment for sin. In John 9, Jesus is therapeutic a blind man, and His personal disciples requested who sinned in his household.
John 9:2-3 says, “And His disciples requested Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his mother and father, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his mother and father sinned, however this occurred in order that the works of God can be displayed in him.”
In fact, some sicknesses on this world is usually a results of earlier choices made; nevertheless, the vast majority of the time, illness is just a results of the autumn. Nonetheless, I really like how in John 9, Jesus factors out that the blind man’s mother and father by no means sinned for him to be born blind; he was given blindness so God’s glory can be displayed. Immediately we’re going to pray this over those that are sick in our lives. Jesus did heal this man and provides him sight, so He’s nonetheless our Healer who can take away diseases and illnesses from this world; nevertheless, if He doesn’t, we will know with confidence that He can use it for a objective higher than ourselves.
You’re the God who’s our Healer. We come earlier than you right this moment on behalf of these in our lives who’re sick. Lord, we all know that you simply by no means want for us to be sick, however You’ve allowed it in our sinful world. We pray that You’d reveal Your nice consolation to them right this moment. Assist them to really feel seen and cared for by You. Father, give them hope, and gratitude even when in mattress or caught at house. Present them Your love by way of different folks as they appear out at nature and of their occasions praying and studying Your Phrase. Give them a particular sense of victory right this moment.
We pray for individuals who are coping with severe diseases. God, our hearts are burdened for them. We ask that they might know right this moment that You’re with them and have by no means left their sides. Give them continued hope and pleasure within the ache and struggling. Present them with the most effective healthcare potential, give them the funds that they want, and assist those that are sacrificing to care for them on this sickness. Lord, allow them to achieve out for assist once they want it and never permit pride to face in the best way. Give them Your grace every day and would you please do a miracle of their lives and heal them on this aspect of heaven? We pray, it doesn’t matter what, that You’d present Your self in particular and private methods to them of their sufferings and that You’d be glorified of their midsts.
We pray for individuals who are feeling run down right this moment. We ask that you’d strengthen them and provides them relaxation. God, You give sleep and restoration to those that are weary. You strengthen those that want power. You take care of the damaged. We ask that even for probably the most minor of colds that those that are sick right this moment can be reminded that they’re human and You’re their God. Might they discover humility and energy in understanding that You take care of their wants and assist them when they’re down. Give them renewal and bodily energy for something they may want to perform this present day. We thank You for caring for each want, whether or not nice or small. You’re the Nice Doctor. You’re the Healer. Do Your work within the lives of the sick right this moment. Amen.
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring younger ladies to embrace the extraordinary. One in all her biggest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is spouse to Drew for over two years and mother to child Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU faculty ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid author for Salem Net Community and gives articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian way of life. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the #1 considered article on Crosswalk for the yr 2021. All of the glory to the Lord! She had the enjoyment of internet hosting Her Many Hats podcast the place she explored the numerous roles that girls play whereas serving One God. Most just lately, Emma has launched her first Bible Examine Ebook, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, health lessons, making an attempt new recipes, house makeover reveals, and ingesting tea! Throughout her ministry profession, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, based and led Polished Convention Ministries, ran the Refined Journal, and served in music schooling for early childhood. Emma additionally had the privilege of getting been a nationwide spokesperson for Mukti Mission based mostly out of India. Mukti has been working to revive shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You’ll be able to view her articles by way of her weblog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com
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