I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One
(Tobit 12:15; KJV).
God sent me […] to cure you
(Tobit 12:13-14; GNTA).
Please give Raphael
Your gentle, healing touch,
Then send him down to help us,
For you love us all so much.
You see our trials and sorrows, Lord,
You hear our anguished cries;
You share our grief and pain;
Your Spirit prays for us with sighs.
You know, Lord, how we suffer here
In mind and body, heart and soul,
But with his help we will be healed:
Your touch will make us whole.
In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared (Luke 5:12-13; NLT).
1. There is no better gift, Lord,
Than the faith you give each day.
2. There is no sweeter pleasure
Than to trust you, praise, and pray.
3. There is no higher joy, Lord,
Than to serve as you ordain.
4. There is no greater honour
Than to share your grief and pain.
5. There is no higher path, Lord,
Than to live as one, with you.
6. There is no finer witness
Than to serve in all we do.
7. There is no dearer hope, Lord,
Than to long for your embrace.
8. There is no deeper rapture
Than to see you face to face.
1. By grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8; NIV).
2. He is my God, and I trust him (Psalm 91:2; NLY).
This is my God, and I will praise him (Exodus 15:2; NLT).
Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
3. Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40; NLT).
O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8;’ NLT).
4. If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
5. God has united you with Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:30; NLT).
6. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).
7. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? (Psalm 42:1-2; NLT).
I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord (Psalm 84:2; NLT).
So he returned to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).
8. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).
1. In joy, Lord,
May I worship you,
As Christ did
When he walked this earth.
2. In trials, Lord,
May I cling to you,
As Christ did,
With faith unsurpassed.
3. In grief, Lord,
May I cry to you,
As Christ did
When he lost all hope.
4. In death, Lord,
May I call your name,
As Christ did
When he breathed his last.
1. Worship the Lord in all his holy splendour (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).
Jesus, full of the joy of the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth” (Luke 10:21; NIV).
2. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil […] “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say: You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him” (Matthew 4:1,10; NLT).
3. Rise during the night and cry out. Pour out your hearts like water to the Lord. Lift up your hands to him in prayer (Lamentations 2:19; NLT).
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46; NIV).
4. I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord (Zephaniah 3:9; NIV).
When Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NKJV).