Lord of people,
had time for everyone.
You stopped to listen to stories from other.
to ensure that people knew
that they were welcome
after the had met You.
You touched the lives of those
who were ignored and outcast
by rules and regulations.
We thank You
for those who ensure
that we know
God alive in the world today.
we thank You for the moments
of healing we have experienced in our lives,
the times when we know we belong
and are loved and welcome.
We pray for those who are the healing hands of our world today.
We remember all who care for the sick,
acting as your hands and healing balm.
We think of those who act as carers,
taking on roles for people they love
that ask them to help
at the most vulnerable times of the day.
We remember doctors and nurses,
who are expected to respond and care
in difficult and unknown situations.
Healing comes in more than medical care
so we think of those involved
in supporting health and well-being.
We remember researchers and scientists
who change and adapt medicines
that people are offered choice
in how care is administered to them.
We pray for the care offered
through government and leadership
as it listens to the needs of the community it serves
and shapes values and laws
to allow people to know healing
through acceptance and respect.
We remember those we know
in need of Your love, care and healing
that they might experience Your touch
and welcome the new knowledge they gain.
may your wisdom shapes
us and the world we live in
so that all feel valued
and receive the help
that inspires them to know
they are a child of God.