“He Took our Infirmities”
We praise and thank you, O God, that Jesus Christ your Son came to this world to take our infirmities and diseases onto himself, ultimately doing so in his death on the cross.
Help us, O God, as the Body of Christ in the world today, to do all that we can to help those who are sick and suffering; empower us, O God, to share in and to take on their burdens in whatever ways we can, even at great personal cost—all for your glory.
“That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.’” (Matthew 8:16-17)