Call to Prayer
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.
from “The Book of Common Prayer”
Praise the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure. The LORD lifts up the humble;
he casts the wicked to the ground.
Read Acts 9:32-43
Prayer of Response
(Pray for yourself and on behalf of others)
Jesus, please bring your healing presence into my life. I feel pain, but I do not understand its origin, nor do I know how to find relief, except by calling on you. You must be my Relief, you must be my Healing. I come to you by faith, asking for help, based on your compassionate heart. As my Creator, please show me compassion. Demonstrate your ability to save, heal, and deliver. Remake me. I offer myself and my life to you. Enter into my story through the work of your Spirit. Please reveal your truth. I wait upon your word, and I wait upon you. Glorify your name. I pray for Jesus’ sake, Amen.
from “Canyon Road: A Book of Prayer” by Kari Kristina Reeves
Prayers of Supplication
For those who struggle with mental illness
For those with chronic illnesses
For people to experience freedom from addiction For ministries to the homeless in our city