| Companion in Illness
Wisdom of Scripture:
Praying with Jesus, the Healer
| The Cure of the Leper
When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.
And behold, a man with leprosy approached, paid homage to him, and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, "I am willing. Be made clean." At once he was cleansed of his leprosy.
Jesus then said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone,
but go show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded
as a testimony to them."
| Prayer To Do God's Will
Banished from home, family and friends,
I pray his simple prayer,
"Father, if you will,
| The Healing Power of Christ
When Jesus entered the house of Peter, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed, sick with a fever.
He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she rose and began to wait on him.
When evening came, many who were possessed with demons were brought to him. Jesus drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick.
This took place in fulfillment of what had been spoke by Isaiah the prophet:
"He took up our infirmities and bore our ills."Matthew 8:14- 17
| Prayer for Christ's Healing
Illness takes so much away.
You know our weakness
Strengthen me in mind and heart;
| Jesus Heals
the Man Born Blind
As Jesus was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
Jesus replied, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This took place so that the works of God might be made manifest through him.
"We must to the work of the one who sent me while it is day. It will soon be night, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
After saying this, Jesus spat on the ground and made some mud with the saliva. He put it on the man's eyes and said to him, "Go and wash it in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent).
So he went and washed, and he came back able to see.
| Prayer for Health
O Good Jesus,
Once your hands gave sight to the blind.
Once your hands made the paralyzed walk.
Once your hands were nailed to the cross.
O Holy Spirit,
Praying with Stories of the Old Testament | Praying with the Psalms
Praying with the Promises of Christ
Praying with Jesus, who suffered
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