St. Clare of Assisi
Father Vincent's Flock | The Power of Healing
The Power of Healing
Whatever villages or towns or countryside he [Jesus] entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed. (Mark 6:56)
Healing is one of the visible forms of evidence that God is present in our lives and in our world. We all need healing in some shape or form – healing from our sins and sinful choices, healing from our wrongful actions, and healing from our pride and failure to acknowledge the presence of God in our lives. As Pope Benedict XV said, “It is not by sidestepping or fleeing from suffering that we are healed, but rather by our capacity for accepting it, maturing through it and finding meaning through union with Christ, who suffered with infinite love.”
Healer Of Our Every Ill
Healer of our every ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.
You who know our fears and sadness,
grace us with your peace and gladness.
Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts…
In the pain and joy beholding
how your grace is still unfolding,
give us all your vision, God of love...
Give us strength to love each other,
every sister, every brother.
Spirit of all kindness, be our guide...
You who know each thought and feeling,
teach us all your way of healing.
Spirit of compassion, fill each heart.
What area of your life that needs the healing touch of Jesus today?
Peace in Christ,
Father Vincent-Vuong Nguyen
Sent by Samantha Weaver on Monday, February 5 at 9:30AM