Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
Jesus was always concerned with the spiritual well-being of those around him, and he also cared for people’s physical well-being. It is certainly true that spiritual strength and physical health go hand-in-hand. Have you ever felt burdened by a sickness? Or have you felt like you could accomplish anything when you feel like your body is performing properly? As Christians, we follow Jesus’ example to care for our spiritual and physical well-being, and the reason we pray for physically healthy bodies is to strengthen our soul while we are lodged in these crazy bodies.
Jesus, whether our bodies are healthy or sick, let it be well with our soul. Strengthen our spirit. Give us grace to grow in our understanding of you. I pray that our bodies would submit to the spirit you have put in us. And God, I pray that as we are strong in spirit, that you would give us health in our bodies. Amen.