Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

It’s okay

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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It’s okay
To be tired.

It’s okay
To be ill.

It’s okay
To be anxious.

It’s okay
To be still.

It’s okay
To be silent.

It’s okay
To feel fear.

It’s okay
To let go now –

It’s okay,
For I am here.

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Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

When I’m too ill for joy

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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Lord God,

When I’m too ill
For joy,
May I still pray to you;

When I’m too ill
For prayer,
May I still thank you;

And when I’m too ill
For thanks,
May we be one.

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Well or ill

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).

Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me? (John 18:11; NLT).

May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

 

Lord,
Whether I am well
Or ill,

Please help me to accept
Just how I am –

So your will
May be done.

 

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Suffering

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:2; NLT).

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless (Isaiah 40:29; NLT).

She had suffered a great deal for many years (Mark 5:26; NLT).

One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years (John 5:5; NLT).

 

Father,
Please comfort,
Strengthen,
And heal
Those who are new to suffering,
And those who have been ill
For many years.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

 

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Feeling ill

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content (Psalm 131:2; NIV).


Lord,
I’m feeling ill.

If I can’t serve you today,
Please help me to pray for others.

And if I can’t pray for others,
Please help me to seek you in contemplation.

And if I can’t seek you in contemplation,
Please help me to rest quietly in your arms,
Like a little child.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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I want to get well

When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” (John 5:6; NLT).


Lord,
I’m so tired
Of living with depression.

I want to get well.

Please help me
To change and grow,
So I may be healed
At last.

Lord,
I’m so tired
Of living with anxiety.

I want to get well.

Please help me
To change and grow,
So I may be healed
At last.

Lord,
I’m so tired
Of living with low self-esteem.

I want to get well.

Please help me
To change and grow,
So I may be healed
At last.

I ask all this
Through Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

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