James 5:14 – Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
We see the pre-cursor of this in Mark 6:13 when Jesus sends out his disciples to preach and heal and cast out demons.
Mark 6:13 – They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
Lord anoint us with your oil that we may derive the healing powers of your anointment. For we are unclean but if you wash us we will become clean. As you call us in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.”
We know so little of you Lord. We as humans are so incapable, except in your grace, to even know what you will from us. Give us more of your grace Lord that we may become worthy of your Love. Give us more of your Grace that we may humble ourselves and receive more of your Love. A love that simplified and lowered itself so much that the creator would come and dine with the creation. When our lamps run out of oil Lord give us more of your oil of love that we may burn bright and shine in your Love. Amen.