A PRAYER FOR HEALING (POEM AND BIBLE VERSES)
We often take our health for granted. We push ourselves to achieve more and more and feel bitter when for some reason we don’t accomplish all we set out to. But without good health, our plans go down the drains.
This afternoon, I remembered the terminally ill (those suffering from life-threatening conditions, those the doctors have given up on) who are still hoping for a touch from God so that they can pursue their dreams. And I wrote this prayer for them. May the promise of the Scriptures that we are healed by the stripes of Jesus speedily come true for them.
And for the rest of us, may this piece cause us to show more care to the severely sick around us and return thanks continually to God for keeping us strong. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR HEALING
Another day is over
The darkness haunts my soul
This continued wait for an answer
Overwhelms me with sorrow
Visit me in Your goodness
My ailment crush completely
Although doctors are helpless
Before death’s cruel precursor
My life is still unfolding
The dreams you sowed in my heart
Raise me to do your bidding
And I’ll serve you all my days
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
Scriptures about healing:
“… If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” – Exodus 15:26
(Related: A Brand Snatched From The Fire – A Healing Testimony)
“2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good ] things; so that[ thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalm 103:2-5
“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” – Psalm 107:20
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“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord” – Jeremiah 30:17
“… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” – Acts 10:38
“7. And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; … 12. And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” – Mark 6:7, 12 & 13
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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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