A prayer for those with HIV/AIDS:
HEALER OF GALILEE, you taught us by your own example that we should take into account the needs of each person, holding them before you as the Beloved of God: Grant us grace to be a channel of your healing presence in the lives of those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Help us to break down barriers that separate them from those who do not understand this disease. Wash them and us in your Holy Spirit, that we may be witnesses of your goodness in our world. Through your strong and mighty name, we pray. Amen.
-- With permission from the Rev. Brad Scott, senior pastor, First United Methodist Church of Pearisburg, Va.