Loving Father, I know that You often halt us in our tracks and remove us from the business of life, through an illness or a time of ill-health - so that we are forced take our eyes off the hurly-burly of life, and lie on an enforced bed of sickness - in order to rediscover what are our true priorities are in life.
Father, I know that I have not spent quality time with You, as I have allowed the daily duties of life and less-important issues to crowd out my special time alone in Your presence.
Forgive me I pray. I want to use this time of ill-health as an opportunity to get closer to You. Lead me and guide me in this time of illness - and may it become a time of spiritual as well as a period of physical rest.
Heal me Father I pray, not only in my body but also in my relationship with You,
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man
is renewed day by day.”
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
“Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”
“Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that
thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy
“And have put on the new man
, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:”
“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
“If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him
to an open shame.”
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”