Prayer of Faith when Sick: My Heart Yearns For Him
Job 19:13-27, The Holy Bible
( This is a classic inspirational
passage from the Bible. This is Job's conclusion after a long, pessimistic
dissertation about his sickness and its prognosis. He however, does
not lose faith in God.)
He has alienated my brothers from me;
my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
My kinsmen have gone away;
my friends have forgotten me.
My guests and maidservants count me as a stranger;
They look upon me as an alien.
I summon my servant, but he does not answer
though I beg him with my own mouth.
My breath is offensive to my wife;
I am loathsome to my own brothers.
Even the little boys scorn me;
when I appear, they ridicule me.
All my intimate friends detest me;
Those I love have turned against me.
I am nothing but skin and bones;
I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth.
I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed
yet in my flesh I shall see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes- I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!