Gathering at the Wellsprings

A Liturgy for Healing

Opening Responses - Wellspring

Reader             We gather in the name of the Father
ALL                   GOD AND CREATOR,
                          THE ONE WHO LOVES US AND CALLS US INTO BEING
                          THE ONE WHOSE GLORY IS REFLECTED
                           IN A HUMAN BEING FULLY ALIVE

Reader             We gather in the name of the Son
ALL                   SAVIOUR AND LORD,
                          DIVINE HEALER:
                          WHOSE POWER CONFRONTED EVIL
                          AND WHOSE TOUCH BROUGHT PEACE.

Reader             We gather in the name of the Spirit
ALL                   HOLY AND POWERFUL
                          GATHERING ALL INTO HEALING
                          IN THE SHADOW OF HER WINGS;
                          BREATH OF GOD -
                          FIRE OF GOD'S LOVE -
                          DRAWING US INTO WHOLENESS
                          INTO THE HEART AND LIFE OF GOD

Scripture Reading -      Mark 1: 21-28 (or any of the Healing stories)
                                        

Prayers for Healing - try some of the ideas here

Closing Responses - Wellspring (based on the Millennium Resolution)

Reader        Through Christ, the Firstborn of all Creation
ALL              WE PRAY FOR RESPECT FOR THE EARTH

Reader        Through Christ, Prince of Peace
ALL             WE PRAY FOR PEACE FOR EARTH’S PEOPLES

Reader        Through Christ, King of Love
ALL              WE PRAY FOR LOVE IN OUR LIVES

Reader        Through Christ, Lord of the Dance
ALL              WE PRAY FOR DELIGHT IN THE GOOD

Reader        Through Christ, Divine Healer
ALL              WE PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS FOR PAST WRONGS

Reader        Through Christ, Morning Star of a new millennium
ALL              WE PRAY FOR THE GRACE TO MAKE A NEW START FOR OURSELVES
                     AND FOR OUR WORLD.
                     AMEN

Reader        And so may God bless us and keep us today and always
ALL              THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

Reader        And until we meet again
ALL              MAY GOD HOLD US IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
                     AMEN

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