Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
Asking For God’s Healing Touch Upon Me
by Ed Vasicek
I love You. My life is in Your hands. I know that, unless I happen to be alive when Jesus returns, I will eventually face death. I know that all creation groans, and that I am part of creation. Although I have been given the “firstfruits of the Spirit,” and although my soul is now redeemed, the redemption of my body is yet future, something I am waiting for (Romans 8:23).
Like the Lord Jesus Christ, I say, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” I know what I want, but I also know Your plans are so involved and complicated and intricate that I cannot perceive how You work all things together for good, at least often I cannot. But You are good. You are loving. And You are all powerful. You allow evil and the effects of the curse to produce a greater good in the long run. Only You alone see the big picture.
But I also know that often I have not because I ask not. I also know that You have chosen to touch millions; please, Lord, include me in that number. I go on record as asking. I ask You to heal me from the disease or condition in which I find myself. Please touch me and help me have a complete recovery, or at least to improve.
Bless the medical experts who are trying to help me. Give them wisdom and direction. Prosper their treatments, help them pinpoint the best strategy, and may it be effective. Help me respect them as I remember that a doctor, Luke, was privileged to write the third Gospel. Help me to intelligently seek competent medical attention.
Lord, it is my will that I would be like Epaphroditus and recover (Philippians 2:25-30) and not like Trophimus whom Paul had to leave behind because he was sick (2 Timothy 4:20). I know Your power is made strong in my weakness, and that You ways are far above mine. I know there is a time to laugh and a time to cry, a time for everything under the sun. But Lord, in Your mercy and grace, touch me I pray. Make me better if that is Your will for me.
I remember that it is not about me, it is about glorifying You. So touch me, for Your name’s sake, that I may glorify You. But if You do not, give me the grace to glorify You as well.
I pray in the Name of Jesus and for His glory, Amen.
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