“Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16
After I shut down my tablet and tried to sleep, thoughts about what Christ endured entered my mind. Then, peoples names and faces passed by my thoughts, I prayed for them all individually. After awhile my thoughts began to focus on people with back pain. So I prayed for them before I finally faded into a deep sleep. Now, at this later hour of the morning, I continue to pray in the same manner. During my prayers, God brought to mind the suffering of Jesus as he endure back pain through scourging (whipping) and the weight of His own cross (which He needed help with.) The caption to the picture above is from John 19:1 in The Living Bible. The picture was taken at Canaan In The Desert Prayer Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
DAY 22 - A PRAYER FOR FOLKS WITH BACK PAIN
Thank You for healing in my body, You've healed me many times over the years of my life.
The greatest healing came through the gift of Your Son, Jesus.
You healed the separation of my heart from Yours as I lived in sin.
Today God, You've brought many people to my mind to pray for.
You knew their names before Your breath came like a wind that carried them across my heart.
You know back pain. Your Son was scarred and whipped to near death.
His back laid bare to the scourge of sin.
He was forced to carry His cross on His back until He physically could endure no more.
You gave Him help to finish what He came to do. You will was done.
Today God, there are folks who need Your help.
Back pain, neck pain, spine pain, leg pain, bone pain, nerve pain, numbness, muscle pain, deep pain and the emotional pain that accompanies the physical pain- these pains are debilitating to many of Your people.
Let your grace fall like rain.
Let Your mercy rise as the Son.
Let Your compassion be as a gentle, warm breeze.
Let Your Love bring a new beginning of hope as we fix our eyes on Jesus.
Bring a fresh day of new mercies.
Heal all their diseases.
Let the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in it's wings.
Help people in pain break out, freed from pain and run with joy like young calves let out to pasture.
Forgive all of our sins.
Redeem Your people from the pit of pain and crown them with Your compassion and loving devotion.
Lift up those who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit.
Heal their wounds, remove their pain,and wipe away their tears.
Father I pray that these words become Your shadow of healing upon those who would read them.
Bring healing this day.
In Jesus Name.