Breast cancer, mastectomy,, pain, Prayer

I heard the voice of God

I heard the voice of God announce:
Tell the people they are blind
If they do not see my body 
In the earth, and in mankind. 

I heard the voice of God declare:
Tell the people they are deaf
If they do not hear my anguish
In the cries of the bereft.

I heard the voice of God proclaim:
Tell the people they are lame
If they do not walk with me,
Nor venerate my holy name.

I heard the voice of God insist:
Tell the people they are dumb
If they do not spread the Gospel
Brought from heaven by my Son.  

I heard the voice of God exclaim:
Tell them all they live in vain
If they do not know my presence
In their own, and other’s, pain. 

 

Reference

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy (Isaiah 35:5-6; RSV).

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Silence

Silence

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD (Zephaniah 1:7; NLT).

Be silent before the LORD, all humanity (Zechariah 2:13; NLT).

O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God (Psalm 83:1; NIV).

He let you hear his voice from heaven so he could instruct you (Deuteronomy 4:36; NLT).


Lord,
Here I am,
At last.

I’m listening –
Please speak to me
In the silence.

Let me
Hear your voice again,
And try to do your will.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Healing

Healing 

And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! (Isaiah 35:5-6; NLT).

A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all (Matthew 15:30; NLT).

Lord,
I am blind –
Please heal me,
So I can see your face.

I am deaf –
Please heal me,
So  can hear your voice.

I am lame –
Please heal me,
So I can dance with joy.

I am dumb –
Please heal me,
So I can sing your praise.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Healing

Healing

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy
(Isaiah 35:5-6; NIV).

Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor”
(Matthew 11:4-5; NIV).


Lord,
I am blind –
Open my eyes,
So I can see your truth.

Lord,
I am deaf –
Unstop my ears,
So I can hear your voice.

Lord,
I am lame –
Strengthen my limbs,
So I can follow you.

Lord,
I am mute –
Open my mouth,
So I can sing your praise.

Amen.

 

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