(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.