Christ Health Center is located in the heart of Woodlawn. More than just taking care of the sick, this non-profit is committed to physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being of each patient. They don’t work just to make the sick well, but to make the well whole and to see each patient living life abundantly. The clients at Christ Health Center have access to primary care, dental services, professional counseling, and medication therapy through their on-site pharmacy. They accept all forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as offering a generous sliding scale fee-for-service for self-pay patients. In addition to the work they do in their clinic, this organization is also involved outside their clinic, such as hosting the Woodlawn High School football team at a back-to-school event, supporting the team through the year, being involved in community outreach events, and by serving international orphans. In 2015, they served around 10,000 clients! Dr. Robert Record is the CEO for Christ Health Center.
They have numerous volunteer opportunities for those who are interested in getting involved. There are countless hands-on volunteer opportunities at the clinic. They also ask for prayer for their patients, their health-care providers, and for the communities they serve. Like any non-profit organization, they could also use financial support. Some of the immediate needs they have are hiring a chaplain and grant writer, purchasing new dental equipment to meet the growing volume of clients, and the development of a new benevolence program so that when there are patients who need services at costs well below what they are able to offer, they can offer an organized benevolence program that helps the patient receive the care they need in a way that preserves their dignity.
Psalm 145:8-16 – 8 The LORD is gracious and merciful;
Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
9 The LORD is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD,
And Your godly ones shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
12 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14 The LORD sustains all who fall
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
16 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Heavenly Father, You are good, loving, and merciful toward all You have made. We praise You and bless Your name because You are the Lord of all mankind and because You are a good Father. Your promises and Your character never fail. Hallelujah!
Thank You for Christ Health Center, which is being Your hands and heart to the community they serve. Through their ministry, You are raising up those who have been struck down by illness, disease, and poverty. Your mighty acts of compassion and healing are being revealed through this ministry. Hallelujah! We pray that every patient who is treated at Christ Health Center would know that it is by Your hand and Your provision that they are receiving the help they need. Let it cause them to recognize their need not only for physical health and healing, but also for spiritual wholeness, which can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ. Father, we know many patients come in that are in desperate situations. We pray that You would sustain them and raise them up. Open Your hand and satisfy their needs. We pray that they would know who it is who heals them, and that their hearts would be turned to You in saving faith.
Every person is created in Your image, and therefore are intended to carry some of the majesty and glory. Yet poverty, abuse, illness, and sin can rob people of that majesty. Give Dr. Record and the leadership team at Christ Health Center the wisdom and grace to know how to most help their clients while protecting and even restoring the dignity they may have lost through their circumstances.
We lift up the health-care professionals who serve at Christ Health Center. Use them to make Your name famous in the community they serve. Let them bless You in all that they do, as they speak of Your kingdom and strive to advance Your kingdom in our city as it is in Heaven. Use them to reveal Your power and might to the people they serve. Strengthen them and encourage them, especially on the hard days. Allow them to see Your salvation at work on behalf of their patients. Amaze them with Your love and compassion at work in them and through them.
Finally, we also pray for the Woodlawn community. We pray that the spiritual forces of wickedness would be destroyed by the power of the Gospel. May Your Holy Spirit bring light, healing, deliverance, and salvation to that community. We know it has happened before, and so we pray You would do it again. Empower and equip the churches in the Woodlawn community to be Your light and to reach out to their neighbors, and to advance Your kingdom in Woodlawn against the kingdom of darkness.
We pray all these things to our merciful, gracious, perfect Father. Amen.