Here is today’s reading from one of my devotionals:
Lord, bless all those today who need healing of any kind. Whether it be physical, emotional, or mental, bless them with your merciful grace and eternal love. Let each one know that they are special in your eyes and that, in the realm of spirit, there is only perfection, wholeness, and joy. Amen
There are people, believers and unbelievers, who have a difficult time understanding and taking to heart the fact that God has a wonderful plan for our lives. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Things crop up in our lives that put restraints on the plans we have made, and that is the time to wonder if maybe God has other plans at this particular time. I choose to believe this is the case and believe that His plans are far superior to mine, whether they seem for my own good or not.
Mark tells a story of Jesus healing a boy with an “evil spirit” after the boy’s father asks Him to “help my unbelief”.
Shall we also say, “I do believe; help be overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24
Some things just need to be shared and this song is one of them. It has brought me peace and comfort in times of grief, anxiety, pain, disappointment, and many other of life’s trials. Happy Sunday.
So many people I know are suffering from severe physical pain which is depriving them of the quality of life they are meant to have.
Will you please join me in a prayer for pain for all people who are afflicted.
Our Father in Heaven, we pray for your healing love to touch all who are suffering debilitating pain in different parts of their bodies. We thank you that as you hear our prayers, you will touch each one with your healing power and set them free from back pain, neck pain, knee pain…any pain that is limiting your people in their daily activities. We thank you for hearing our prayers and answering them in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thank you to all who will participate in this prayer for pain.
She’s just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Please pray for peace and comfort.
She’s four months old and been stabbed by her mother. Please pray for healing.
He’s losing his wife to dementia. Please pray for strength and courage.
They lost their son to a senseless act of violence. Please pray for forgiveness and mercy.
He is in a powerful position and abusing his power. Please pray for wisdom and humility.
They believe that only their lives matter. Please pray for open hearts and minds.
They blatantly steal another’s property. Please pray for an effective conscience.
They text and drive. Please pray for acknowledgement of stupidity.
They drink and drive. Please pray for realization of danger.
For those experiencing estrangement…please pray for reconciliation.
Wherever you are, whatever the need, please pray for the best outcome.
Pain, whether physical, emotional or psychological, can be debilitating to those who suffer it constantly. Life is full of pain but there are ways of tolerating it or overcoming it, if not eliminating it completely. Below are a couple of prayers, quotes, scriptures, that I have found helpful over the years; especially The Great I Am prayer. Along with good medical treatment and continuous searching for cures, may the following be helpful to those who are in the grip of pain on a daily basis.
Prayer for pain to vanish
I know only you can help this pain vanish away. I plead for peace and serenity as I fight off the pain I am feeling. Send your hand down to me and fill me with your strength. I cannot take this pain any longer without your help! Release me from this hold and restore me. I trust in You to give me the strength to get through this. I pray that the pain will be gone! It will not hold me down because I have the Lord on my side.
Jesus Christ, the Great I Am, have mercy on me. I have found this one-line prayer to be hugely beneficial when repeated several times in succession.
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14 (NIV)…(I would add to the opening sentence, “or in pain?”)
There are many ways to deal with the pain in our lives and sometimes we just need to be made aware of the spiritual help that is available. Pills are good…Power is better. Be healed.
Do you miss it? The human touch, I mean. Not so much if you have a significant other in your life, and, better still, in your home. But those who now spend much of their time alone remember what it was like to reach out and touch someone on a daily basis. It is was comforting…healing… therapeutic…strengthening. Life without the human touch is like a banana split without bananas…bacon and eggs without toast and coffee…dancing without a partner. Something is missing: that touching of hands, the pat on the back, the hasty hug, the gentle nudge.
There are a few places where the human touch is a part of the practice…a visit to the doctor, dentist, chiropractor. At most churches you are greeted with at least a handshake and if you are lucky enough to have a friendly home church, hugs are the norm. (I love my home church!)
The human touch is as much a part of human nature as singing in the shower. Count your blessings if you have someone to share the human touch, but if not, may I suggest an occasional visit to your doctor, dentist, or chiropractor…and a regular visit to your favorite place of worship.
Bruce Springsteen wrote and recorded “Human Touch”…nice song.