A Prayer for Personal Healing

(As referred to in Prayer: Part of God's Benefit Package 07/09/17)

God, you know me so well. You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You've told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I'll live and serve you on earth.

I'm coming to you today as your child, longing to hear from you and asking for your divine healing. There's so much I don't understand about life. But I do know that with one touch, one word, you can make me whole. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my unrighteousness, and begin your healing from the inside out.

 

I don't always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.

I absolutely believe you have the power to heal. You demonstrated that on earth, and you still heal in miraculous ways today. Even when my faith is weak, you say it is enough, and my love for you is strong. And I know you already hold my heart and life in your hands. It's up to you. If I can bring you more glory through healing, then that's what I ask for. That's what I desire.

But if your answer is no, or not now, I know that your grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, I want your will to be my will. I look forward to spending an eternity with you. But Lord, if you have planned still more for me to do here on this earth, I not only need and want your physical healing, Lord, but a thorough, deep-down cleansing and strengthening—a whole-hearted renewal of all that I am. Because all that I am is yours. Use this trial to strengthen me from a "what-if" faith to a "no-matter-what" faith. And no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory.

In Jesus's name, Amen.

~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

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30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Prayer
Cornerstone Community Church
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Day 1
(Sunday)

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
Psalm 27

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God, walk with us as we begin this 30 day journey with You.
We confess, our desire to pause with You every day
does not always translate to action.
Help us. Pause and visit us with the life of your
Holy Spirit, inspiring us, renewing our energy,
and entering our deepest places with your gifts.
Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Day 2

I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
Psalm 145:1-3

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God of heaven and earth, You are worthy of our praise.
We live every day in the knowledge
that we are loved by a great God,
although we cannot fathom your greatness.
At the beginning of another week our thoughts turn to you.
We thank you for the new opportunities that will arise.
For the challenges that lie ahead we ask for
strength and wisdom. Be our vision and our guide.
In the name of the One who created and sustains all things,
Amen

Day 3

Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.
There we will receive his mercy,
and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4:16

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Gracious and loving God, the giver of life
On this day we think of the many
who have returned to school,
Whether in kindergarten or even to higher places of learning,
guard their hearts and souls and minds.
Help us all to grow in the knowledge of your love.
We commit ourselves to You this day
For You committed Yourself to us.
Amen


Day 4

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life –
of whom (or what) shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

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Thank you, O God, for the certainty I can have this day—
that you will be the light in the midst of all the
darkness around me.
The darkness of uncertainty, the darkness of anxiousness
or even the darkness of despair cannot extinguish
the light of your presence.
As this day unfolds, help me to know that if you are with me
I have nothing to fear.
Therefore I will trust in you always.
Amen.


Day 5

May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy,
for I have put my hope in your word…
Let your unfailing love comfort me,
just as you promised me, your servant.
Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live,
for your instructions are my delight.
Psalm 119:74-77

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All powerful and merciful God,
we lift up those in our faith community
as well as others we know,
who need a physical touch from you.
Jesus, you are the Great Physician
and we ask you to touch and heal these dear ones
as only you are able.
Help them to face whatever challenges—
whatever procedures with confidence,
knowing that you are with them and that you care.
May they sense your Spirit's embrace.
Be with family members who sit close by their side—
supporting them.
Encourage and comfort them.
Guide the attending physicians as well.
In the healing name of Jesus we pray.
Amen



Day 6

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, ...
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25

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O God, giver of life.
You are the one in whom we put our hope.
People fail us and disappoint us,
but you never fail or disappoint.
You try to teach us, but often we do not pay attention.
You seek to guide us, but we choose to go our own way.
Help us to follow Your ways, for your ways lead to life.
Fill us with hope this day.
In Christ's name, who is the way, the truth and the life,
Amen


Day 7

Hear my cry, O God
Listen to my prayer
From the ends of the earth I call to you
I call as my heart grows faint
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I
For you have been my refuge--a strong tower ...
Psalm 61

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O God, our refuge and strong tower,
Give to us today a Sabbath--a breather.
While life continues with all its challenges
and does not care what day it is,
we ask that you would place us on a high rock--
a place to be restored and renewed--
a place to view our circumstances from another vantage point.
Strengthen our hearts and minds.
Help us to be a source of strength for others.
Lord hear our prayer.
Amen


Day 8
(Sunday)

We have not stopped praying for you and asking God
to fill you with the knowledge of his will
through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
...bearing fruit in every good work,
growing in the knowledge of God ...
Colossians 1:9-12

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Father in heaven,
We pray for your people all over the world
as they gather in their places in worship.
We think of those who live out their faith in countries
that are hostile to the gospel.
Give them courage as they continue to be
a light for you in dark places.
We pray for our faith community
that we might move beyond knowledge
and be the kind of people who bear fruit for the kingdom.
Prepare our hearts to worship you in spirit and in truth.
In the name of One that is above every other name.
Amen



Day 9

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do,
everywhere you go;
he's the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5

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You who are over us, You who are one of us,
You who are also within us,
As we enter another week, we pray that we would sense
Your presence in our lives.
We come to you as children who rest confidently
in the arms of a loving parent.
As we face new challenges and temptations
we take comfort in knowing
that there is One who faced what we face and overcame;
and now intercedes for us that we might also overcome.
Our propensity is to figure it out on our own—
to go our own way.
Help us to listen for Your voice and to respond to your leading.
Keep us on track. In Christ’s name, Amen


Day 10

Then I called on the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, save me!"
The LORD is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
The LORD protects the simple-hearted;
when I was in great need, he saved me.
Psalm 116:4-6

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Gracious and Righteous Lord,
Yours is the name upon which we call.
From you flow unmatched love and compassion.
We pray for that compassion to be on those
in our faith community who are in great need.
Some have financial needs, others relational.
Enter into their situation and be their supply--their portion.
We especially lift up those who are concerned
with their physical condition.
Touch them and give them courage. Bring healing.
In the Name by which we are saved.
Amen.



Day 11

The Lord's love never ends; his mercies never stop.
They are new every morning;
Lord, your loyalty is great.
I say to myself, "The Lord is mine, so I hope in him."
The Lord is good to those who hope in him,
to those who seek him.
Lamentations 3:22-25

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Creator and reminder of all that is good and beautiful,
The colours of Fall appear and they put on display
what has been there all along.
We notice trees that we have not noticed all summer.
yet there they were.
Lord, your love has been there along. Alive and well.
You display your love for us in so many ways,
yet sometimes we do not take notice.
May we never take for granted your goodness,
your faithfulness and your mercy
as they come to us new every day.
We pray, in the beautiful name of Jesus,
in whom we hope. Amen



Day 12

The Lord is good and does what is right;

he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

He leads the humble in doing right,
teaching them his way.
The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness

all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
Psalm 25:8-10

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Giver of life and breath, as we begin another day,
we acknowledge your goodness.
We acknowledge that you are right and just
and that so often, we are not.
When we are unfaithful you remain faithful.
When our love fades, your love prevails.
We confess that our tendency is to go astray,
but your tendency is to bring us back
to where you want us to be.
So we humble ourselves and say, “Teach us, Lord.”
Teach us to listen and to obey your voice.
Teach us what is good and what is right,
and by your Spirit, help us to act on it.


Day 13

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9

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On this last day of the week we look back and consider
the wonderful things you have done in our lives.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy,
not because everything has gone right,
but because you have been with us.
We thank you for being present in the lives of those
in our faith community who underwent medical procedures.
Thank you for the successes that have been reported.
So many times, we allow the circumstances
in our lives to dictate our level of joy,
but true joy comes from you and knowing you.
Today, let us experience the joy you desire for us.
Give us the courage and opportunity to share it with others.
Amen



Day 14

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,
I will not be shaken.
Psalm 62:5,6

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Loving God,
You invite those who are weary and burdened
to come to you to find rest.
You promise peace to those who turn their thoughts to you.
We pray for those who are anxious
or depressed or overwhelmed.
By your Spirit would you steer their thoughts to you
and grant them peace this day.
For those who are weary and depleted of energy,
restore their strength.
For those who are shaken and who feel hopeless,
be their rock—be their hope.
In Christ’s name, Amen.


Day 15
(Sunday)

Praise the Lord!
I will thank the Lord with all my heart
as I meet with his godly people.

How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!

All who delight in him should ponder them.
Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty.
His righteousness never fails.
He causes us to remember his wonderful works.
How gracious and merciful is our Lord!
Psalm 111

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Gracious and merciful God,
We thank you for all you’ve done in our lives
and in our faith community.
As we gather in our places of worship this day,
Fill your people with a sense of wonder—a sense of awe;
as we ponder your amazing deeds.
May the songs we sing, the words we speak
and the disposition of our hearts be pleasing to you.
Help us to grow in our love towards you and each other.
In the name of the One that is above every other,
Amen.


Day 16

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love for all the saints.
I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith,
so that you will have a full understanding
of every good thing we have in Christ.
Philemon 4-6

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O God, who gives and empowers our faith,
We come to you at the beginning of another week—
full of aspirations and possibilities.
We pray that this day would represent for us a new page,
We remember and lift up those in our faith community for whom today is simply a continuation of unfinished business—
of heartache and pain.
Give them hope and strength and the means to overcome.
Give us all a full understanding of what it is we have in Christ.
And give us opportunities to share what you are doing
in our lives with others.
In the name of Christ our hope, our new beginning.
Amen



Day 17

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,

I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalm 116

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How we love you, God. There are many reasons:
For life and breath and nature and every good gift you give.
But we also love you because you do hear our prayers.
We do not pray in vain, because we know
that the God of the universe bends down to earth
to listen—to us—to me, imaging that!
So, today we offer up some of the breath we’ve been given
and pray for grace and mercy to face another day.
Amen.


Day 18

I will extol the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
Let us exalt His name together.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34:1,3

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God, enable me to surrender myself to you this day.
I admit that surrendering does not come easily,
but you intervene in the deepest recesses of my life
and your will for me is the radiance of hope.
By your Spirit, direct my thoughts to you.
May my mouth, that has tasted of your goodness,
be filled with praise for you.
Amen.


Day 19

Surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord,
plans for your welfare and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope.
Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me.
I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me;
if you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Lord Jesus, when I realize how much you love me,
something in me is transformed.
You promise to give me a future that is filled with hope.
You know my plans. Help me to know yours, for they are good.
Although I have not seen you I place my trust in you.
Give me the desire to seek you more every day.
Bless me this day O God.
Amen


Day 20

Praise the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits--
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
and redeems your life from the pit and crowns you
with love and compassion.
Psalm 103:2-4

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Lord, you know the deep needs of my life.
I admit that I have fallen short of your expectations
but you offer to forgive me of everything if I simply ask.
So Lord, I ask for your mercy.
Thank you for your forgiveness and for healing
the brokenness of my life.
Let me live this day and everyday from now on,
knowing I am loved by you forever.
Amen


Day 21

For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life.
In your name I will lift up my hands
and with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
Psalm 63:3-5

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Lord God, it is absolutely amazing that you have chosen to love me...
Remind me again this day that I am your beloved son/daughter
and that you promise there is nothing in this world or the one to come
that can ever separate me from your love.
Knowing this, I will praise you this day.
May the words I speak reflect the joy and security
I have within my heart.
Amen

Day 22
(Sunday)

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 84:1,2

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Ever present God,
Everywhere you are is love and peace
We pray the same would be said of us as your people.
Our hearts are drawn by your love
We are drawn to your presence
We long to worship with others who have been captured by your love.
We pray for all our brothers and sisters—those who call you, Lord
as they gather in places of worship around the world.
We especially pray for those who cannot gather
without threat of peril or repercussion.
Strengthen them.
Refresh your body this day.
Amen


Day 23

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness,
how can it be made salty again? …
You are the light of the world… let your light shine before people,
that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:13-16

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Father of lights, we are your children.
As we enter a new week, empower us to shine the light you put in us
to those who walk in darkness and sometimes don’t even know it.
We desire to be a taste of the kingdom to our world.
May our words, our actions and our lives be attractive and reflective
of your affection for the world.
As you have loved us, help us to love others.
In the name of The LIGHT of the world.
Amen


Day 24

Your Word and truth are dependable as ever;
that's what you ordered—you set the earth going.
If your revelation hadn't delighted me so,
I would have given up when the hard times came.
Psalm 119:91-92

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Lord, your creation, your actions, your Word
reveal your greatness, your grace and your truth.
To often we are kept from seeing these things
because of the very real daunting circumstances in our lives.
Yet it is because you have revealed yourself to us
that we can face the hard times without giving up--
for you have been and you will be our strength.
Help us to meet today's challenges.
Our hope and trust is in You--our dependable God.
Amen


Day 25

Oh! Teach us to live wisely and well!
Surprise us with love at daybreak;
Let your servants see what you're best at—
the ways you rule and bless your children.
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!
Psalm 90:12-17

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O Giver of meaning and purpose.
Help us this day to see our work—our activities—
as things that matter to you.
Let us not be wasters of time, but assist us in valuing
and redeeming precious moments.
As you look on our work, we pray that it would bring pleasure
and glory to you and that your favour would rest on us.
Give patience and grace to employers and employees alike.
Fill our days with joy, regardless of circumstances.
In the name of Christ we pray, Amen


Day 26

Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
His understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147:1-3

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Provider of life and Sustainer of the Universe,
There is nothing that escapes your purview—
nothing that is beyond your reach. Still you reach out to us.
You understand our humanity. You understand when we hurt.
You understand our brokenness.
We pray for those in our faith community who are not well.
Touch them and give them peace in their time of
infirmity and uncertainty.
Our lives are filled with questions and many times
there are just no answers.
While we do not always understand,
we are grateful we serve a God who does.
In Christ’s name we pray,
Amen


Day 27

I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise…
Psalm 18

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O Lord, we look to you to be our strength and rock and deliverer.
When we have exhausted all our strength, you revive us.
When our souls need a place to come in from the storm,
you give us shelter.
When the ground beneath us seems to shift,
you are our certain footing.
We pray for those who need deliverance
from things like addiction, abuse
and other things that keep them from living life to the full.
Help us as a faith community to be a safe place
where people can find life and freedom in you.
Amen


Day 28

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
Psalm 23:1-3

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Gracious God, we are grateful that your presence
has been with us throughout another week.
We thank you for your leadership and provision in our lives.
Many have pressed hard and have been pressed hard.
They are tired. Renew their strength.
Some have endured hardship. Be their comfort and friend.
You promised to be our Good Shepherd.
We are grateful for your care over us.
We pray for rest and renewal in our lives—
the kind of rest that only you can give.
In the name of the Great Shepherd,
Amen

Day 29
(Sunday)

My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
Psalm 108:1-6

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Faithful God, I come to you this day
Along with my sisters and brothers, who are of kindred spirit—
likeminded in the body of Christ.
We come with hearts filled with gratitude for your faithfulness to us.
You never fail us.
When we ask for help, we know you hear our prayers.
Today we celebrate your goodness to us.
We remember how you moved heaven and earth
to offer us salvation and freedom from the things
that would keep us from you
We will stand firm in the knowledge
that we are yours and you are ours.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Day 30

To him who is able to keep you from falling
and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty,
power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 1:24

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Almighty God, our lover, redeemer and friend,
We give our lives to you because you gave your life for us first.
We know that you are able to sustain us day-in, day-out.
We ask forgiveness for those times we fall—and they are many.
We ask for grace when others fall and disappoint us—and they will.
Continue to be with those who need a physical touch from you.
May our words and actions tell the story of the work
you have done and are doing in each of us.
We long for the day when your dream for us—
for this whole world, becomes a reality
Thank you for the hope we have in Christ.
Amen