Sep 15, 2013

Prayer for Healing

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by 2 Kings 5 and Luke 17:11-19, two of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 23, Year C.  It comes from the Revised Common Lectionary Prayers page of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library website.

Prayer for Healing
(inspired by 2 Kings 5: 1-15, Luke 17:11-19)

O God of compassion,
through the witness of a captive maidservant
you healed Naaman in the waters of the Jordan.
Through Jesus you healed the lepers.
Heal us so that we may follow Christ with joy,
giving thanks with all our being. Amen.

~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library. http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/