O Lord, you who bear in your body the wounds of the cross in perpetuity, we pray today for those who are deprived of bodily health, damaged by bodily abuse, worn down by bodily labors, ashamed of their bodily shape, assaulted because of the color of their body and discouraged by the deterioration of their body, that you would administer to them the healing powers of your own body and assure them by your Spirit of the dignity of their bodies. In the name of the One whose body redeems and reconciles all human bodies. Amen.

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