Seeking Healing and Intercession

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies. The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. “O Lord,” I prayed, “have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you.” [Psalm 41:1-4]

I humble myself in the sight of the Lord, and He lifts me up. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. [James 4:10; James 5:13-15]

Holy Spirit I continue to seek righteousness and to offer myself as a living sacrifice to serve You fully each day. In this I come to You and ask that You heal Gwen who has stage 4 colorectal cancer, Josh who has testicular, lymph node, and lung cancer, Kayla who has cancer and other severe body issues fighting against her, Angel who is fighting cancer, Cindy who has liver cancer, Esther’s heart condition, Reverend Philip who has an open sore and is diabetic,

Janet who is still fighting the pain from shingles, Neoma who continues to heal from a broken hip, my friend Dawn who deals with MS daily, my friend Louise who has defeated cancer and still is fighting to be fully healthy, my friend Jeff who is almost healed from hip surgery but will need surgery on his other hip and fights schizophrenia every day and Karen who is having heart troubles not long after having heart surgery where two splints were put in. I come knowing You can heal anyone, I also seek that Your will not mine be done today. I come as the woman Christ told about that continued to seek the judge to hear and do something about her complaint. I will continue to bring these before You seeking healing for You said that I would do even more things and that all things come from seeking through prayer with humility and fervency.

Holy Spirit I come as an intercessor and pray for the salvation and growth of Jack, Luke, Amanda, Eva, Isabelle, Quinten, Trent, Asa, Wyatt, Joshua, Sophia, Aletha, Josh, Brenna, Caleb, Rueben, and Sam. I come before You and continue to ask for them to be prodded, pushed, scared, or whatever it takes to lead them to salvation. I pray that You will not turn them over to their desires.

Holy Spirit Christ told us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” “And He taught them, and said, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for the nations?’” [Matthew 11:28&29; Mark 11:17] I come before Your throne through the Holy Spirit, I ask that You help me as I walk each day, think each day, and do the best I can to serve You. I also lay at Your feet as You set on the throne petitions for healing and for others to come to salvation. And most of all I come seeking wisdom, understanding, and discernment so that I can live as a living sacrifice for You each day I breathe and walk this earth. I seek to constantly renew my mind by following the advice You inspired Paul to write when he put to pen: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Not that I speak regarding need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. [Philippians 4:8; Philippians 4:6&7 (The Message); Philippians 4:11-13]

I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness to how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times. I long to impart on you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. For in the gospel righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith. (Romans 1:8-17) In Jesus’ name, Amen.