Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I have so many questions posed to me about the healing power of God. So many people have doubts. I regularly admit to them that Your healing power is a great mystery. At the same time, I have many experiences where Your healing power healed wounded hearts, lost souls, confused minds, and weak character. Yet the people I serve too often desire that your healing power be more that of a magician than that of a mysterious healer. Help me to represent to those I serve in the ways Your have gifted me Your ultimate healing power. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, it seems like every time we gather in small groups at church, or I encounter church members, family, and friends, I discover more people with tough situations where Your healing is needed. I believe You are the great physician. At the same time, I do not understand the criteria of Your holy triage. Who gets healed physically, mentally, spiritually, and in strength of character? When? Why? How? Help me to understand the application of Your healing power. I believe deeply in Your power to heal. I just do not always understand it. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.