World AIDS Day Prayer

November 18, 2011

A Prayer for Holistic Healing
for People Living with HIV/AIDS

God of mercy and justice: Heal us from the ravages of HIV and AIDS that deplete immunity and make your children vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal broken hearts and relieve the grief that pains spirits and minds and leaves many to wonder about the meaning of life.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal the psychological pain of HIV and AIDS, and the fear and hopelessness that can engulf and lead some to die before the virus kills.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal the social stigma and discrimination that results in uncompassionate acts of isolation, and failure to provide quality care and prevention.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal unhealthy relations that expose partners and spouses to HIV and AIDS infection, and renders some powerless to protect themselves.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal the poverty that exposes millions to HIV and AIDS. Heal the exploitative social structures that condemn many to poverty and expose them to infection.

Heal us Lord. Have mercy on us.

Heal the violence that spreads HIV and AIDS.  Heal the ethnic and civil wars.  Heal domestic violence and the rape of women and children.

Heal us Lord.  Make us and your church the instruments of your healing.  Amen.

 

Adapted from a prayer for people living with HIV/AIDS published by Church World Service.  Adaptation by the Reverend James Moos, Executive Minister of UCC Wider Church Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, a partnership of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

 

 

 

 

 

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