Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, May 5, 2011

“Say Nothing…Show Yourself”

O God,

We praise you for the wholeness and wellness that we know in our lives because of the grace and love that touch us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Make us sensitive to the ways in which we should live in our always developing wholeness and wellness; give us discernment as to how, given a particular circumstance or situation, we should bear witness to others of the healing and help we have found in you.

If we need to tell, lead us to tell; if we need to keep silence, lead us to keep silence.

If we need to seek deeper fellowship with the people who share our faith, lead us to seek that deeper fellowship; if we need to stay to ourselves for a while, lead us to stay to ourselves.

If we need to go and do, lead us to go and do; if we need to sit and wait, lead us to sit and wait.

As we gratefully accept and embrace your gifts of wholeness and wellness, O God, help us to be sensitive and discerning in our reactions and responses.


“Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’” (Matthew 8:4)

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