This text is a part of the How one can Pray sequence.
We Look to Christ
Father in heaven, despite all our uncertainties and all our embattled anxieties and all our discomfort, we are saying, nice is the Lord and drastically to be praised. You’re to be feared above all gods, for you made the heavens and the earth and our bodily our bodies. You maintain all issues. You recognize all issues. You rule all issues. You’re infinitely smart and highly effective. And you’re merciful—all-merciful—to all who obtain your treasured Son because the treasure of their lives.
So we do. We glance to Christ. We glance away from all self-reliance. Our belief is just not lastly in drugs or in man. We belief you. We name on you.
O God, maintain quick to us. Protect us by your energy. Maintain our religion.
Don’t allow us to waver in unbelief. Shine your irresistible gentle of glory into our hearts, and grant us to hope absolutely in your grace. Don’t let the ache be greater than we will bear. Guard us from murmuring or complaining. Give us your peace that passes all human understanding. Preserve our minds targeted in your treasured guarantees. And make us know your candy presence at our bedside.
Nothing Is Too Onerous for You
Grant your knowledge and talent, we pray, to the docs and nurses. We thanks for the beautiful advances in medical science that you’ve given to mankind. What a mercy to this undeserving world—together with us!
Don’t allow us to waver in unbelief. Shine your irresistible gentle of glory into our hearts, and grant us to hope absolutely in your grace.
And Father, we ask to your therapeutic. You’re the Nice Doctor. Nothing is simply too exhausting for you. To be with you in heaven can be our nice pleasure. If that’s your will, we embrace it with joyful hope. However there may be work to do. There may be household to take care of. There are souls to the touch and a church to serve and a world to win—and the second coming of your Son to hope in. So we ask to be raised up to your nice glory.
Father, thanks for sending Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Thanks that “for our sake [you] made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). O the marvel and privilege and peace of listening to you say to us, in Christ, “No condemnation. I do not appoint you for wrath” (see Rom. 8:1; 1 Thess. 5:9).
Into your palms we commit our our bodies and our souls. In Jesus’s title. Amen.
This text is customized from Classes from a Hospital Mattress by John Piper.