Healing Service - St. Martin's In the Desert

Healing Service

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Let us pray.

Gracious God, we commend to your loving care all who suffer, especially those who come seeking your healing grace. Give them patience and hope in their distress; strengthen and uphold them in mind and body; and grant, by your intervention, that all your people may be made whole according to your desire, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Psalm 107: 19-22

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress;
He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

Matthew 5:2-10

Then Jesus began to speak, and taught them, saying:
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Pray for the World and the Church, particularly for God’s healing grace.

A litany of Healing

Let us name before God those for whom we offer our prayers

Ron Dechamplain 
Valerie Barnes
Xvette and Todd 
Bill Decker
Jessie Schaeffer
Toni Engel
Fred Slaughter
Bob Funk
Bob Green
Yvette Jadd
Robert Crownell
Samantha Harman
Melissa Serio
Edmund Scdder
Pat Z.
Fr. Thompson
Arley McAdams
Dick Gray
Stacey Spiegel
John Serio Sr.
Helen Dykeman
Aimee Mutzhaus
Andrea Fregly

God the Son, you came that we might have life, and might have it more abundantly;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

God the Holy Spirt, you make our bodies the temple of your presence;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

Holy Trinity, one God, in you we live and move and have our being;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

Lord, grant your healing grace to all who are sick, injured, or disabled, that they may be made whole;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Grant to all who seek your guidance, and to all who are lonely, anxious, or despondent, a knowledge of your will and an awareness of your presence;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Mend broken relationships, and restore those in emotional distress to soundness of mind and serenity of spirit;
Hear us, O Lord of life.   

Bless physicians, nurses, and all others who minister to the suffering, granting them wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience;
Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Grant to the dying peace and a holy death, uphold by the grace and consolation of your Holy Spirit those who are bereaved;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Restore to wholeness whatever is broken by human sin, in our lives, in our nation, and in the world;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

You are the Lord, who does wonders;
You have declared your power among the peoples

With you, O Lord, is the well of life;
And in your light, we see light.

Hear us, O Lord of life;
Heal us, and make us whole.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, giver of life and health: Send your blessing on all who are sick, and upon those who minister to them, that all weakness may be vanquished by the triumph of the risen Christ; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen

Confession of Sin

God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in or lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world, you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all good ness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.