We are in the hebraic month of Iyar, associated with the tribe of Issachar. Some scholars believe Nain (Luke 7:11-18) was on the northern edge of Issachar. Little is known about the precise boundary between Naphtali and Issachar.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (New International Version)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
The month of Issachar, Iyar, is in Your hands. We give You this month.
You prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies. The funeral bier was the table prepared for the widow of Nain–her son’s life in the presence of the spirit of death! How awesome is Your majesty!
Just as the four anonymous men carried the body of the son of the widow of Nain to You on the road, we carry (name of paralytic) to You in prayer. Just as Your heart went out to the widow of Nain, may Your heart go out to ____ and his family. Anoint ____’s head with oil until his cup runs over. We trust You to make the sorrow and suffering of his paralysis beautiful in its time.
We cannot fathom all that You have already done. We lean on You, Lord, and not on our own understanding. Amen.