We moderns are rediscovering what the ancients knew well: when something is wrong, every part of us is affected. Whether we complain that we are physically sick, emotionally adrift, spiritually bereft, or socially oppressed, we respond with every part of ourselves: body, emotions, mind, spirit, and sociability. As we pray for continued healing, we may well be challenged to attend to each of these realms. My longtime experience in the healing ministry has taught me that human beings are wired for lifelong growth in which God shapes each person’s healing individually and uniquely, weaving in and out of each part of our being.
—Tilda Norberg, Gathered Together: Creating Personal Liturgies for Healing and Transformation (Upper Room Books, 2007)
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Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved;
for you are my praise.
—Jeremiah 17:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Great are you, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is your power, and your understanding is beyond measure.
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