God Whose Will Is Health and Wholeness
God whose will is health and wholeness,
hear Your people as we pray:
Many now are facing illness;
more face sickness every day.
As we lift our song toward heaven,
may we use the gifts You give —
Science, justice, and compassion —
to help others safely live.
Jesus taught that Your commandments
call for us to use the mind.
May we use the gifts of science
to seek health for humankind.
Bless the ones who work for healing;
bless the ones who seek to be
Builders of a health care system
that protects society.
God, You call for love and justice,
yet our laws are far from wise:
Many don’t have good insurance;
lack of health care threatens lives.
Many workers must keep working,
sick or not, to pay the bills.
Turn us round when we have sanctioned
greed that leads to greater ills.
Loving God, we ask Your blessing
on the sick and those they love,
And we pray for those now grieving
as they lift their cries above.
There is trouble all around us;
illness causes pain and fear.
Give compassion, love and kindness
as we serve Your people here.