New Patterns for Worship

A Service of Healing

 

The Gathering

 

The minister welcomes the people with a greeting

 

We meet in the presence of God
who knows our needs,
hears our cries,
feels our pain,
and heals our wounds.

 

A minister introduces the service.

 

Prayers of Penitence

 

The minister introduces the confession.

 

Friend of sinners, you bring hope in our despair.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Healer of the sick, you give strength in our weakness.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Destroyer of evil, you bring life in our dying.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

 

The minister declares God's forgiveness

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Readings

 

Reader: None

 

At the end the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.
AllThanks be to God.

 

A Psalm or scriptural Song

 

Sermon

 

An authorized Affirmation of Faith, or Creed

 

Prayers of Intercession

 

Brief biddings may introduce prayer for the world and the Church.

 

Prayer for Healing

In the name of God and trusting in his might alone,
receive Christ's healing touch to make you whole.

May Christ bring you wholeness
of body, mind and spirit,
deliver you from every evil,
and give you his peace.
AllAmen.

 

The Collect and the Lord's Prayer are said.

 

Conclusion

 

Hymn

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
Alland forget not all his benefits;

Who forgives all your sins;
Alland heals all your infirmities;

Who redeems your life from the Pit;
Alland crowns you with faithful love and compassion.

 

The Peace

 

Peace to you from God our Father who hears our cry.
Peace from his Son Jesus Christ whose death brings healing.
Peace from the Holy Spirit who gives us life and strength.
The peace of the Lord be always with you
Alland also with you.