Lord Jesus, We read in this passage how you healed a man who had been crippled from birth, and how Peter and John offered this poor man something better than money by offering him healing in your name. We affirm together that you do indeed have power to heal, even instantly as you did for this man, and we ask you to do the same works again in our day to confirm the message of your gospel. I ask in your name that ______________________ and I will be persistent in prayer, as Peter and John were. I ask you to draw the attention of each of us to unexpected opportunities to minister to the needy. May we offer healing to others in your name. I pray that those we touch with your power will praise God and that others will be filled with wonder and amazement at what happens in the lives of people we touch. May we be given opportunity to share the truth of the gospel with others. I pray that you will touch us at every place in our lives that needs healing. May it be clear to others that the change in our lives is not due to our own power or godliness, but to you, the one whom the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has glorified. May others see that it is by our faith in the name of Jesus that we are made strong, and that the healing and renewal we demonstrate comes through your name and through faith in you. I pray that we will walk in repentance and always be turned toward God so that our sins may be wiped out and that times of refreshing may come into our lives from you. May we continue to recognize that you are the prophet Moses spoke of who would be raised up by God, and listen to everything you tell us that we may not be cut off from your people. I pray that you will turn us this day from any wicked way so that we may be blessed, and I claim your promise for us that all peoples around us will be blessed through us and through our children. We complain, as Peter did, that many of our public officials act in ignorance and reject you and your truth. We pray that they will come to the place of repentance and turn to you that our land may experience times of refreshing from your presence among us. We acknowledge together that you are now in heaven, seated at the right hand of your Father, and together we look forward to that day when God will restore everything as he promised long ago through his holy prophets, the day when you will return. Together we praise you as the Holy and Righteous One, as the Author of life, and as the Risen One. Amen.