Thursday, October 11, 2012

a prayer for healing

(today my Dad is having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and lymph node from his lung - pray with me?)

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
We enjoin your divine mercies.

Lord, why do we suffer?
Why do we hurt?
Shall our only answer
Be the eternal abyss of the cosmos?
Shall our only answer be the whirlwind of unknowing
Which engulfed Job?
Why do the wicked flourish,
While the righteous waste away?
I am left speechless, left with the words,
“I will trust in you, my God.”
God, we ask for the sending of your healing Spirit,
Which came to us through Jesus, as he breathed upon his disciples.
This Spirit gathered in your people,
To be warmed by the fire of divine presence.
Around this warmth, may Dad
Be healed and taken into your care.
Like the blind man whom Jesus healed,
May he become a sign
of your glory, calling you the Anointed One,
The one who also anoints us and points us to the Love of God.
Grants us your healing peace, Amen.


  1. We are praying with you!


    Psalm 22:24 -

    For he has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
    he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

  2. Praying with you in Philly!