Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


Prayer to the Author of True Health Care

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed the so called “Health Care Bill.” Few doubt that some sort of governmental policy change is needed in our country. Too many people have too little access to or pay too high a price for primary health care. The debate of course is over which approach is best to solve this problem. Some want government to take a more active role in delivering and monitoring care. Some believe governmental regulations are much of the problem and that tort reform and greater competition among insurance providers would lower costs. At the moment the president and his party advocating greater governmental involvement seem to be prevailing. Time will tell if this victory endures.

What remains true no matter what the government says or does or doesn’t say or do is that God alone is the author and perfector of all true and lasting health care. Jesus’ ministry in many ways centered on healing brokenness. It’s still God’s will to heal the sick and grant us health. He made our bodies to be whole. And whether God uses medical professionals, or dietary common sense, or miraculous intervention, he still can and will bring healing here and now today. To bank our hopes and trust on sloppy, compromised, incomplete and even corrupt political processes and expect humans to bring healing to humans is short sighted and foolish. Politicians and even doctors can’t bring healing and health. In fact, sometimes the effects of our best efforts create more problems than they solve.

The “morning after” we should be reminded to turn to God for true wholeness. If we expect any doctor or politician to fix our lives, we’ll be woefully disappointed. Today we’re reminded to pray.

“God, we thank you for the wisdom and knowledge and commitment you have given medical professionals. We thank you for using them millions of times each day to help in the process of healing and health in our lives. We thank you too for the public servants who intend, through public policy to help those in need. We pray that you would give them all courage and wisdom to make good and right decisions. We are, however under no illusion that the answer to our personal wholeness and health lies with doctors or government officials. You alone are our true healer. And while you use the hands of others, and also our own lifestyle choices to help deliver your will, you are the source and sustainer of all life. We ask today for healing and health. We ask that you would release a wave of blessing in this country. Instead of truing and trusting in human efforts, turn our hearts to seek and trust you. Give us courage and faith to pray for one another. When we hear of someone who is sick or suffering, remind to us to ask you for a miracle. And when we see your hand at work, we will be grateful and offer you thanks. For there is no true healing without you. In Jesus…”



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    WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE A WONDERFUL ADVANCED MEDICAL SYSTEM IN AMERICA. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS NO SYSTEM. I AM A NURSE. I PRACTICED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. I HAVE WATCHED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CHANGE FROM THOSE WHO PRACTICED MEDICINE BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO HEAL PEOPLE. THESE ARE THE DOCTORS WHO WERE AT YOUR BEDSIDE FROM BIRTH TO DEATH. THEY KNEW YOU.
    THEN CAME THOSE WHO GRADUATED FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL BECAUSE OF FAMILY TRADITION AND STATUS. MANY DO NOT PRACTICE BUT DO RESEARCH OR RUN FOR CONGRESS. THESE WERE NOT ALWAYS THE BEST BUT THEY CONTROLLED THE SYSTEM. THEY FORCED THE SYSTEM TO DEPEND ON THEM ONLY FOR HEALTH CARE.
    THERE ARE OTHER PROFESSIONALS THAT CAN PROVIDE GOOD HEALTH CARE. THESE ARE NURSES, NUTRITIONIST, HEALTH EDUCATORS AND THERAPIST.
    THERE IS NO WAY TO WEED OUT THE MEDIOCRE PEOPLE BUT YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR OWN CARE AND THE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY.
    THERE IS MUCH TALK ABOUT DEFENSIVE MEDICINE. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE IF EXTRA TEST ARE ORDERED BECAUSE OF GREED. THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS WHO PRACTICED MEDICINE AS A “CALLING” WERE NOT SUED NEARLY AS MUCH AS THOSE WHO PRACTICED MEDICINE AS A JOB.
    PEOPLE WITH EXCELLENT, “CADILAC” INSURANCE ARE JUST AS POORLY CARED FOR AS THOSE WITH NO INSURANCE. EVERY PROCEDURE AND EVERY PRESCRIPTION CARRIES CERTAIN RISK. IF YOUR INSURANCE PAYS, THE DOCTOR ORDERS.
    THE PASSING OF THE HEALTH REFORM BILL IS THE BEGINING OF NEW KIND OF HEALTH CARE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE BILL CAN BE EXPANDED TO CAP INSURANCE COMPANY PROFITS, THEN INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL TRY TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY SO THEY CAN MAKE A PROFIT. TWO HIGH COST DISEASES ARE DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION. YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WILL JOIN AND EXPAND THE FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY; THE LEADING CAUSE OF BOTH CONTITIONS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE MEDICAL SCHOOLS, NURSING SCHOOLS AND PHARMACUETICAL SCHOOLS JOIN CONSUMERS IN DEVELOPING AND MANAGEING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS.

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