A prayer: “Lord, heal me today”

“For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.”
Matthew 13:15

Lord Jesus,
Help me to love others today as you love me.
Heal my eyes, that I am able to see people as you see me.
Heal my ears, that I am able to hear people’s cries as you hear mine.
Heal my feet, that I am able to walk to where your gospel needs to go, and run to those who need help, as you walk with me and run to me when I cry out.
Heal my hands, that I am able to offer anything and everything needed to help another, as you help me.
Heal my mouth, that I speak only the truth, only words of kindness, only words of love to those around me, as you speak to me.
Heal my mind, that I think only pure, good thoughts, as you do.
Heal my heart, that I feel such a holy love toward others, as you feel toward me.
Thank you Lord for my healing, and for what you are doing in my life!
May I glorify you using these gifts you’ve blessed me with.

“He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Mark 5:34

“And He (Jesus) answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”
Luke 7:22

Food for thought: “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

Fun facts: About 39 million people around the world are blind, and roughly 6x that has a vision impairment. 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable and even curable.

Photo by: Kari Wiseman – Glowing grasses

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