A Prayer to the God of Impossibilities, on behalf of those impacted by HIV/AIDS
we thank you for being a God of impossibilities.In your love for us you sent your Son to be born, die, and be resurrected for all of us,
to be cleansed of sin, healed of our diseases, and set free from damaging mindsets.
Your Son healed the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-35) and set a man free who was tormented, naked, and crying out in pain (Mark 5:1-20).
we lift up all those who are impacted and affected by HIV/AIDS.
We unite in prayer for those around the world who feel loneliness, shame, fear and guilt as they fight the intolerance and injustice that society can show them.
we unite in prayer for those around the world who don't have the medical care and medicines needed.
For those who are in need of touch and a kind word or deed from another.
We pray that the spread of this disease will stop and a cure will be found.
we pray that all who are impacted and affected will see themselves as you see them: "For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well" (Psalm 139).
we entrust all this and more to you because you are God of impossibilities.
(This prayer is offered by Sill Davis, ministry director at Emmaus Ministries, an outreach to men in prostitution on the streets of Chicago. Davis has worked in AIDS services and other areas of social service for more than 30 years.)