March 16 Prayer
At the pool of Bethesda
Healed by a word
A simple question is asked,
Do you want to be well?
Alone, in resigned acceptance
waiting for someone to help,
someone to heal.
There He is
by your side
Asking you the question.
Rise up and go down to the pool
Look into the waters of reflection
What do you see there?
Jesus is there looking with you and he sees
your reflection in his face of love and understanding
Healing takes time
When we are ready it will arrive at our door
Sometimes whenever we least expect it
Healing takes getting up when a word is spoken
To walk through and walk on
It takes quieting our souls
Looking deeper into the waters
Asking the hard questions
With Jesus by our side.
He knows how long you have been waiting,
this pain has kept you paralyzed
Unable to help yourself and others.
He sees you and the
waters have already been stirred.
Pause to be still enough to see your face with his
‘Lord, we want to be well, in body , soul and spirit.
We desire your truth in our inner being
Yes, we went to be healed
Yes, we want your kingdom to come,
Your will be done in our lives and in
every dark, broken place in our world.
We give our lives to you, and trust
in you to make them whole.
To let your glory shine through our reflections
as we stand up.
John 5:1-16, Ps.25:1-2