Open the Doors of Healing

O Gracious God of healing power and love,

We stand together united this day

Seeking to bring your care to those who have no care.

We reach out on behalf of all who are suffering and in pain

Across this city, in rich neighborhoods and poor.

It is your will that children should be nurtured

That all should be received when illness strikes,

That those who have come before us, and raised us,

Should know comfort and care.

You are an impartial God

Whose love is abundantly available to all.

We have the resources, we have the technology.

To cure so many illnesses, to sustain life.

What we need now are hearts and minds that lead to justice.

You are a just God,

Speaking to us in a society that too often is not just.

You are a just God,

Telling us that it is wrong that the doors where healing can be found,

Are open to the wealthy,

But closed to so many in desperate need.

You are a just God,

Calling upon those who provide health care

Not to turn their backs on those who are no less worthy

Even as they are poor.

Open the hearts and minds of those

Who have the power and the opportunity to respond,

If only they will.

Guide us now, and in the days, and months ahead.

Make us instruments of your will.

Fill us with your strength and courage.

Give us persistence

As we go forward this day,

United in your love.

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