Sunday, January 10, 2016

Your Weekly Reflection from CMMB 1/10/16

Photo Marcos Rodriguez KENYA
Photo by Marcos Rodriguez KENYA
Dear John,
Not that long ago, a child with AIDS would rarely celebrate her second or third birthday. Today, children who get treatment grow up to dream about the future. We believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Please help us pray for all women and children who are facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS and the doctors, nurses and volunteers in our mission hospitals who are caring for them.
Hear Us, Heal Us
Gracious God, we pray for all our brothers and sisters who suffer in mind, body and spirit; give them comfort and make them whole. God of Love, you sent us Jesus to live among us, to experience our humanity. He went about doing good works, healing sicknesses and infirmities of every kind. He commanded his disciples to care for the sick, to pray for them and to lay hands on them. God of Mercy, you made us in your image and likeness and endowed us with the gifts of love and compassion. Bless all those who strive to live out the healing ministry of Jesus. Give them hands and hearts to embody your mercy. God of Compassion, guide caregivers to be in solidarity with the sick and suffering, for surely all will experience these things. May they be as gracious in receiving care as in ministering to the needs of others. Support and strengthen all caregivers as they respond to the needs of persons who are ill, injured or disabled, that they may provide peace and comfort. We ask all these things through Christ our Lord. Amen.
From Catholic Health Association of the United States
Yours in faith,
Catholic Medical Mission Board
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