Scripture Reading: Psalm 111, James 5:13-16
Our Father, we thank You for salvation, the greatest miracle of all. Thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to break the power of the devil and to bring us hope, health and healing. Lord, You are good, and Your unfailing love endures forever. You are great, and You perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. How great are Your signs and how powerful are Your wonders. Lord, You are high above all the nations. Your glory is higher than the heavens. Who can be compared with You, Who is enthroned on high? We give thanks because You are near. People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds.
Awesome Father, You brought Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and powerful arm.Jesus Christ, Your Son, turned water into wine, cleansed lepers, healed the sick, raised the dead and fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples so that we would believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and have life in His Name. Therefore,Father, we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of those persons who are in need of healing and deliverance from diabetes. With You, nothing is impossible. We expect diabetes to be dissolved, blood sugars to be regulated and those who struggle with eating unhealthy foods to be set free. As we pray for those in need of healing, we confess that Your healing power will operate through us.
Holy Spirit, I confess healing and wholeness over: (say the names of people you know who need healing from diabetes.)
Holy Spirit, please help us to be bolder about praying for healing. Help those in need of healing to trust in You with all of their hearts and not depend on their own understanding. Loving Father, please open the eyes of anyone with diabetes and broaden their understanding so they will know how to eat healthier, exercise and lose weight to lessen their diabetic symptoms. Remind them to look to You for help, strength and power. Bless them to find others who will help support them along the way to ensure they are making better life choices.
Merciful Father, forgive persons with diabetes for all acts of sinfulness, including, strife, discord, jealousy, violence, injustice, hatred, greed, idolatry and pride. Forgive them for not taking their health seriously and ignoring warning signs and the advice of physicians that their health is in jeopardy. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).Holy Spirit, remind persons with diabetes of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals to you, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help persons with diabetes not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, You are the Almighty! Only You can open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. You cause the lame to leap like deer and those who cannot speak to sing for joy. You cause springs to gush forth in the wilderness and streams to water the wasteland. You cause the parched ground to become a pool and springs of water to satisfy the thirsty land. Great and awesome is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:Psalm 136:1, Psalm 86:10, Daniel 4:3, Psalm 113:4-5, Psalm 75:1, Psalm 136:11-12, John 2:7-9, Luke 7:22, John 20:30-31, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 35:5-7