Prayer for healing from Acts 3 by Amanda Ragland
In Acts 3, there is a story of Peter and John bringing healing to a man crippled from birth who could not walk. These words are written:
“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can see. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the LORD, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you–even Jesus.”
-Acts 3: 16, 19
If the LORD can heal a man crippled from birth who could not walk, he can also heal our insecurities, our broken hearts. He can restore our marriages and our families. He can heal the deepest anxiety, fear, or depression. He is able to make our paths straight. He can heal our souls. He can heal our bodies. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth we find our hope, daily, weekly, woven into our lives, no matter what mountain we may face. The staff of The Vine prays these words bring blessing to your life.
LORD~ You are the author of life, the Holy and Righteous One. In your name is all power. Give us this faith, and bring complete healing in all ways. We repent our ways that deny Your presence. We turn to you. Send the times of refreshing and welcome, LORD JESUS, welcome. Amen
“Open” by John Ragland, copyright 2013
I stand before you, LORD. I am known. I am open. I am aware of Your mighty presence that touches me, moves me. I am in awe. Oh, that You might fill me, use me, take me where You would have me go. How is it, GOD, that You might allow me to do a part of your kingdom work? Your presence burns in me. I am overwhelmed. I am brought low; I soar on high. Holy, holy, holy are You LORD God Almighty, who was and is and is to come! Your love is amazing. I can barely contain it. Only let this love flow through me, and I will go. I will serve. I will move. I will be. I will speak. I will remain silent. Just say the word. I will praise. Against the odds, I will stand. I will shout. My LORD and my GOD. For this most precious gift, I bow before You and give You glory. prayer by Amanda Ragland
Trials are certain because we are human. Facing trials, we can grab hold of fear and fear again. Or, we can choose to grab on to God’s Word and declare our faith against the odds. The faith itself is a gift from God that can grow as we hold one verse to the next. May the LORD himself bless us all. What a sweet God – giving us all we need.
I will fan into flame the gift of God that is in me. I will not be timid. I will receive power, love and self-discipline from God. I will not fear. I will not let fear collect to form dismay. I will be strengthened and upheld by God. These trials on me, I will accept with joy. My faith is tested. I will see that it is turned into perseverance. I will allow perseverance to finish its work. May I stand before God mature and complete – not in my power, not by my power, but by His. His power in me – glory be to You oh God – my Rock – my Redeemer. I rejoice in sufferings again for the opportunity to persevere that will give me character and that character will became hope because the LORD GOD pours love into my heart by the Holy Spirit. By God’s provision of faith – I will not waiver in unbelief but I will be strengthened in my faith. I will give glory to God because I believe God has all power. Yes, I can voice with the disciples – “Surely I will drown.” But I believe my LORD can and will calm the storm. My faith is in me – the gift of GOD. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(from 2 Timothy 1:6-7; Isaiah 41:10; James 1:2, Romans 5:3, Romans 4:20, Luke 8:24, Philippians 4:13)
You are the source of all love and grace – the one who redeems and heals. You have a plan for us to live in harmonoy yet we are driven by other forces. I lift into the light of Your love, a family torn assunder.
Lord, please let your love surround each part of this broken family.. For each person, Lord, minister to needs as only You can. Heal the hurts. Quicken each spirit to find refuge and guidance in You. Please, Lord, don’t let the dividing walls continue to grow. As the Prince of Peace, Lord, stop the destruction. Be a common ground where each one is enabled to put down the tools of war. Let your tender mercy flow and encourage their hearts to faith that gives way to perserverance. Send angels, Lord, to protect and to bring message of hope. Restore to them a joy they once knew, and lead them to a great peace they have yet to see.
May each ones connection to You become the common bond that holds them together until You can heal and restore. Please, Lord, send the support they need from every direction to reinforce Your plan and hold at bay whatever would hinder.
In Your precious name, Amen.