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A Prayer for Healing
The Lord is my shepherd;
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Prayer for Care
Give to my eyes
light to see those in need.
Psalm 23 -- A Psalm of David
is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
Psalm 116: 1-4,
I love the LORD, for He heard my voice;
He heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came upon me;
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the LORD :
"O LORD, save me!"
Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling,
That I may walk before the LORD
in the land of the living.
Psalm 121 – A Song
of Ascents I lift
up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—
He will watch over your life;
The LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 126: 5-6 – A
Song of Ascents Those
who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.
Psalm 147: 1-5
Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not
give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be
troubled and do not be afraid.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
34: 11-16 – The Restoration of Israel
For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I Myself will search
for My sheep and seek them out.
"As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is
among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep
and will deliver them from all the places to which they
were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
"I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them
from the countries and bring them to their own land;
and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the
streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land.
"I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing
ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel.
There they will lie down on good grazing ground and
feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
"I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest," declares the Lord GOD.
"I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the
broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I
will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.
Isaiah 41: 4- 10
The Helper of Israel
Who has done this and carried it through,
calling forth the generations from the beginning?
I, the LORD -with the first of them
and with the last—I am he."
The islands have seen it and fear;
the ends of the earth tremble.
They approach and come forward;
each helps the other
and says to his brother, "Be strong!"
The craftsman encourages the goldsmith,
and he who smooths with the hammer
spurs on him who strikes the anvil.
He says of the welding, "It is good."
He nails down the idol so it will not topple.
"But you, O Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, 'You are my servant';
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
19-24 -- Hope of Relief in God's Mercy Remember
my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and
Surely my soul remembers
And is bowed down within me.
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The LORD'S loving kindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I have hope in Him."
Peter 1: 3-7 --
Praise to God for a Living Hope
Praise be to the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Romans 8:31-35, 37
-- More Than Conquerors
What, then, shall we say in response to
this? If God is for
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.