(based on Psalm 30)
Gracious God, You are the healer. You are the One who makes bodies whole, who mends marriages, who binds up broken hearts. Though You often heal through various means – doctors, medicines, surgeries, loving friends, forgiveness – You are still the source of all health and healing. You are the One who defines wholeness and who gives it as a gift.
Dear Lord, continue to heal us where we are broken. You see those places, Lord, even when we don’t see them. Heal our fears, our sadness, our inner brokenness. Make us the whole people You have created and saved us to be.
Yet we know, Lord, that full healing doesn’t come in this life. We look forward to the time when we shall stand before You completed, made perfect through Your grace. In the meanwhile, may we discover more of Your wholeness each day. Amen.
— written by Mark D. Roberts and posted on Pray the Psalms. I’ve altered it slightly to make it a corporate prayer suitable for congregational worship.