Aug 15, 2017

Prayer for Others: Matthew 15

Here’s a prayer of intercession inspired by Matthew 15:21-28, where Jesus heals the Canaanite woman’s daughter. It was posted on the Christian Aid website.

Prayer of Intercession
(inspired by Matthew 15:21-28)

O Christ our Lord,
as the Canaanite woman brought her daughter’s need to you,
overcoming stigma and rejection to do so,
confident of your healing in her life,
we bring the needs of others in prayer:

Those for whom pain is a constant companion
Those who daily live with chronic illness or ill-health
Those who struggle with the confusion and distress
    of mental illness
Those who care for and treat people who are ill
   and sometimes have agonizing decisions to face
Those for whom treatment is not available or affordable
And for ourselves in our own weakness
To all your children everywhere,
Lord Jesus Christ,
bring healing,
bring peace. Amen. 

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.