The other week I read some of a library book, ‘Bead One, Pray Too’ by Kimberly Winston, all about making your own rosary beads, especially Anglican ones which aren’t so prescriptive prayer-wise as the well known Catholic rosary.
As well as instructions of threading and crafting your own rosary – which I skipped as I just put a cross on a bead necklace I rarely wear – the book included many prayers.
This one I printed off. It’s adapted from the Book of Common Prayer.
Oh God the source of all health: So fill my heart with faith in your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for your power to possess me and gracefully accept your healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
I used this prayer for about a week; laughed at the ‘calm’ bit and as I tried to memorise it I forgot several parts including ‘gracefully accept’!
Now it’s all come to fruition – this last Thursday I got hearing aids and my world is freakishly noisier – until I get used to the kitchen clock ticking, the newspaper crackling and being able to hear other people’s conversations who aren’t actually talking to me!
Emily and Alan tell me I’m speaking at a normal volume – probably for the first time in my life!
So, I must ‘calm’ down, be thankful (which I certainly am) and ‘gracefully accept’ God’s healing through the caring people at A1 Hearing in Papatoetoe
with their skill in interpreting technology.
I feel God speaks to us in a thousand different ways – if we are able to hear!
– by Naomi
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