Liturgy

A SERVICE OF HEALING II

This service may be used in private or in corporate worship. It may take place in a church, home, or hospital, or at a meeting of a prayer group. The service may be  adapted for special needs by selecting appropriate portions from it and from any of the additional resources. Hymns suggested in A Service of Healing I may also be used.

GREETING AND PREPARATION

SCRIPTURE See lessons suggested.

     Comments on the lesson(s) may be added as appropriate.

CONFESSION AND PARDON

If it seems appropriate, the person(s) present may be invited to share any trouble or difficulty that hinders his or her relationship with God, using one of the following or another suitable invitation:

 Name, the Scriptures tell us to bear one another's burdens
   and so fulfill the law of Christ.
As your sister/brother in Christ, I ask you now,
are you at peace with God,
or is there anything in your life
   that causes you to feel separated from God
      and less than the full person God calls you to be?

 Name, the Scriptures tell us not to be anxious about our lives
   or about tomorrow.
Are there anxieties that cause you to feel separated
   from the peace that God promises?

There may be silence, reflection, or personal sharing.

A Confession and Pardon from 474–94 or A Service of Word and Table V or UMH 890–93, or an appropriate psalm may be used.

[HOLY COMMUNION]

The pastor may administer Holy Communion, using A Service of Word and Table V.

PRAYERS FOR HEALING AND WHOLENESS WITH ANOINTING AND/OR LAYING ON OF HANDS

If there is anointing with oil, a leader touches a thumb to the oil and makes the sign of the cross on the person's forehead, in silence or using these or similar words:

 Name, I anoint you with oil
in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
   (in the Name of the holy and triune God )
[for specified purpose ].
If there is laying on of hands, a leader, who may be joined by others, lays hands
upon each person's head, in silence or using these or similar words:

 Name, I (we ) lay my (our ) hands on you
in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
   (in the Name of the holy and triune God )
[for specified purpose ].

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

     One of the prayers for special concerns, or another suitable prayer.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

BLESSING

Copyright:  A Service of Healing II © 1992 UMPH.

 

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