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Healing Prayer

“I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.” Those words from today’s Responsorial Psalm are poetic, beautiful…and unreal? How am I wonderfully made when I’m in poor health? Suffering from cancer or heart disease? In constant pain? When I’ve lost mobility? When my mind seems to be failing?

With the eyes in the head, that is what we see. What we need to do is see with the eyes of the heart. With the eyes of your heart, you will know the hope to which you have been called, the riches of God’s glorious inheritance, and God’s incomparably great power. That doesn’t mean you live in denial of your circumstances or that you disregard your doctor. It means that God’s word is your beacon, not the medical report. It means that suffering will not replace hope and that human knowledge will not negate God’s word.

Healing begins with the spirit.