celtic preayers

Prayers on a Theme of Healing - 2

healing

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True healing is more
than restoration
of flesh and blood,
or knitting of bone to bone.
True healing is wholeness,
where body, soul and spirit unite.
True healing is peace,
the knowledge of God’s presence,
a hope that knows no end.
True healing cries ‘Father,
not my will but yours.’
True healing knows love
perfectly,
a love that casts out fear.
True healing overcomes,
endures,
for eternity.

 


 


I bring to you my body,
muscle and sinew,
artery and vein.
bone and joint,
the miracle that is me.
I bring to you my brokenness,
and ask for healing
restoration
freedom to be
the person I could be.

 




Today
and all days
embrace us in a love that knows no end.
Today
and all days
fill us with a power that overcomes.
Today
and all days
encourage us with a word that nourishes.
Today
and all days
inspire us with a hope that sustains.
Today
and all days
comfort us with a peace that endures.
Today
and all days
bring wholeness of body, mind and spirit
Today
and all days

 


 

Breathe peace
like a gentle breeze
into my life;
dispel the dust
of unease and fear,
bring release.

 


 

I bring to you my fear
and lay it at your feet.
I bring to you my pain
and lay it at your feet.
I bring to you my anxiety
and lay it at your feet.
I bring to you my weakness
and lay it at your feet.
I bring to you my despair
and lay it at your feet.
I bring to you my unbelief
and lay it at your feet.
and
with empty hands
outstretched
ask
for living water
to fill my life;
sustaining,
cleansing,
calming,
reviving,
healing.

 


 



Life is a struggle, Lord.
Time plays its tricks
on body, mind and spirit.
Simple tasks that in my youth
would have taken minutes
now consume
my waking moments,
exhausting,
frustrating,
depressing.

Life is a struggle, Lord.
Technology confuses,
so little now makes sense.
Age strips the brain of sharpness
that once would have found words
appropriate
but now struggles,
understanding,
responding,
and coping.


Life is a struggle, Lord.
You alone are my constancy,
all I cling to.
Accept my mustard seed of faith,
and the simple words I offer,
my sacrifice of prayer.

 



Ever-present God
you walk with us
through good times
and bad,
mountain top
and valley deep,
your footsteps our guide,
hands our support.

Ever-present God
you are close to us
when life is smooth
or rough,
in wholeness
and brokenness,
your healing our hope,
your touch our desire.

Ever-present God
bring comfort and peace
and the warmth
of your presence
and I shall fear no thing,
for you are with me,
always.

 


 



The joy you felt today
is the smile you share tomorrow.
A time for all things,
that all might be blessed.
The grief you knew yesterday
may be the comfort you share today.
A time for all things,
that all might be blessed.
The hurt you felt today
is the forgiveness you share tomorrow.
A time for all things,
that all might be blessed.
The seed you sowed yesterday
may be the fruit you harvest today.
A time for all things,
that all might be blessed.
in springtime
and winter,
in dancing
and mourning,
healing
and death.

 


 

 


My heart is heavy, Lord
a sadness pervades my soul.
Draw close at this time,
be the shoulder I lean on,
the strength I depend on.

 


 

Bless these aching bones
and put them to your service,
Take these feeble words
and give to them a boldness
Accept the little I can do
and let it be my witness.

 


 

Father God, you ask us at times
to prioritise;
to look at this life in the light
of that which is to come,
our temporary frailty
compared to your eternity,
the pain we feel on earth
the wholeness of heaven.

It puts things into perspective.

So with that hope
I bring to you my body
as it is today,
and ask for healing,
peace,
and release from fear,
that I may continue to serve you
both in this life
and that to come.