HEALTH & WELLNESS

We value the spiritual and physical health of every person. We are going to update this page regularly to provide occasional health and wellness suggestions and lots of spiritual encouragement.

Mercy Hill is joining with thousands, and hopefully millions, of Christians around the world to pray for a miraculous healing of our lands from the coronavirus and a spiritual awakening among the nations. This movement is called Unite 714.

The vision for this comes from 2 Chronicles 7:14. Join us in praying at 7:14 every morning and every evening. 

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the prayer for the week. 



                                       


20 Prayers to Pray During this Pandemic


- Christianity Today (added Mar 23, 1:30pm)


                                            



Social distancing is ramping up all over our country. Make a plan today to do one thing to shrink the distance emotionally and spiritually even if you can't physically. Here are some ideas: write a card or a letter and send it to someone you care about, record a video and send it to a friend or family member, get in the car and drive over to someone's house and wave to them, schedule a phone call with someone you care about, pray for someone and text them before asking how you can pray and after letting them know that you did. 


- Drew Johnson, Mercy Hill Church (added Mar 16, 9:35a)

Make it a life long habit to pray the Lord's Prayer as you wash your hands. 

The Lord's Prayer listed below takes about 22 seconds to say. 

This has given me such peace the last few days and clean hands too!


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, 

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one. 

For yours is the power, and the glory,

forever and ever.

Amen.


- Paul Johnson, Woodridge Church (added Mar 13, 10:30a)

Many of us are living in some of the greatest uncertainty we can ever imagine and things seem to change by the hour. This makes all of us anxious which shuts down our frontal lobe and causes a fight or flight response. Fortunately as Christ-followers we can do something about anxiety both individually and social anxiety. 


First do something physical to get the adrenaline out of your system. Walk, raise your hands up above your head or cross your arms in front of you. Take deep breaths. Teach the people you love to do the same.


Second pray to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for peace that will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. In anxious time one of my favorite parts of the Bible to meditate is

Psalm 3:1-6: 


Lord, how many are my foes!

    How many rise up against me!

Many are saying of me,

    “God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,

    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

I call out to the Lord,

    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;

    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

I will not fear though tens of thousands

    assail me on every side.

-Psalm 3:1-6


Notice King David acknowledges the hard circumstances in verse 1-2 but also acknowledges and sees God’s protection in verse 3-4. God is a shield and the lifter of our head,  in other words God changes the sight line of hard circumstances. David is able to sleep and wake without giving into anxiety. Read these words to yourself and the people you love!


- Paul Johnson, Woodridge Church (added Mar 13, 10:30a)