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A Prayer for Health

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Does this change how you feel about yourself?

Creator God,

Thank you for the miracle of life. For the intricate masterpiece of the human body and the endless wonder of our minds.

We praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made. You formed each of us and know us all intimately.

Our bodies are your temple, and we are trusted to use the body you have given us to honour you.

Help our leaders to see the need to take care of their bodies and to see that in doing so, they are creating a good example for their people.

We pray for protection for the physical, mental and spiritual health of our leaders.

Lord, please give each of them energy and strength to enjoy the fullness of life, to flourish in ministry, at work and at home.

Let our leaders be reminded that they don’t need to journey alone. For those who need healing, rest and restoration, work a miracle in their lives and their bodies. Give them courage to reach out for help when they need it and humble hearts to accept support where it is offered.

When time is short and to do lists are long, care for our body, mind and spirit can be easily forgotten. But for our own good, you command us all to remember the sabbath.

In the demands of life, free our leaders from the expectation of others, and of themselves. Help them to create space for the life-giving rest that comes from you.

To be refreshed. To be ready.



Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Does this change how you feel about yourself?

Do one thing to better care for your body, mind and spirit this week.

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