“I Do Choose”
I know what I think I need; after all, some of my symptoms are obvious to me whether they are obvious to anyone else or not.
I also suspect that I need many other types of help and healing because I suspect that I have infirmities—be they physical, mental, emotional, social, vocational, or spiritual—of which I am not even aware.
So Lord, I ask: please make me clean.
And Lord, I ask: give me faith to accept whatever you choose to do—or not to do—to me, in me, with me, or through me.
“When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” (Matthew 8:1-3)