Prayer & Praise
God of Adam and Eve, you have formed us from the earth,
carefully shaping our bodies from the clay.
We are miracles with skin, clay that smiles.
But miracles are not always complete.
Your fishes and loaves got far, but didn’t last forever.
Your water into wine was consumed.
Our bodies, though imbued with your eternal and life-giving Spirit,
are subject to the groaning of creation.
Though in our finitude your healing is still present and active.
For those who are sick, groaning,
for the body laden with pain,
we ask for healing, wholeness, and miracle.
We ask for a holistic blessing in their body, their day’s, their web of friendships,
and all of their life’s details into a smooth pattern of peace.
Grant them the strength to work with their pain
and live in the gift you have given them.
We ask this through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.