+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Luke 10:1-2a, 9 (NLT)
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them:
“… Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’”
Jehovah-Rapha: You are the God who heals all our diseases. And your healing power was on full display in the life and ministry of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Amazingly, you sent Jesus’ disciples out to carry on his healing ministry – which continues today through both supernatural and modern medical means. American medical missionaries have established hospitals and clinics all over the world. And here in America, your church has established some of the finest hospitals anywhere – offering the best possible medical care to everyone in need. No one is ever turned away.
And yet now, Lord, all that has been turned upside down, without the public’s consent, through the fraud that is Obamacare. Even now, premiums are rising and coverage is falling threatening to collapse our once great healthcare system.
Jehovah-Rapha: In this presidential election, healthcare is once again on the table; the choices are – more of the same downward death spiral, or repeal and replace with something better.
Lord, I ask that the voters choose to repeal and replace Obamacare – specifically:
+ that the individual mandate be eliminated, so that no one is forced to buy insurance.
+ that health insurance be available competitively across state lines, so that costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go up.
+ that individual’s health insurance premiums be fully tax deductible, so that citizens have the same exemptions as businesses and congress.
+ that individuals be allowed tax-free Health Savings Accounts, so that they can manage their own health care expenses.
+ that transparency be required of all healthcare providers, so that individuals are able to price-comparison shop for healthcare services.
+ that congress pass no laws regarding healthcare from which they or their staffs are exempt.
Jehovah-Rapha: You are the God who heals all our diseases – use this presidential election to restore America’s healthcare system, so that individuals have a multitude of healthcare options – at lower cost, with wider coverage available to all.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.