Text: Luke 1:1-4
For evangelists and missionaries
For physicians and health care workers
For the healing power of Christ in the Church
TODAY IS THE FEAST of St. Luke, author of both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. St. Paul refers to Luke more than once, calling him “one who heals;” it is for that reason that Luke is remembered as a physician.
As we celebrate his feast day today, we give thanks for the healing powers that come from the Author of Life, and ask that those who are in need of healing would know Christ’s loving touch.
Your hand, O Lord, in days of old
Was strong to heal and save;
You triumphed over disease and death,
O’er darkness and the grave.
To you they came, the blind, the dumb,
The palsied and the lame,
The lepers in their misery,
The sick with fevered frame.
O be our great deliv’rer still,
The Lord of life and death.
Restore and quicken, soothe and bless
With your life-giving breath.
To hands that work and eyes that see
Give wisdom’s healing pow’r;
That whole and sick and weak and strong
May praise you evermore.
May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks