CAH08 If I but touch his clothes

She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well” Mark 5:27


Hello Friends!

Wow, can I have another favorite? I loved the space I found as I prayed with this story. Perhaps you too will find the time to pray with this story, to hear what the Lord has to hear to you in this space.

Unclean for twelve years. Excluded from the temple and religious expression. Unable to touch anyone, anyone she loved, anyone at all. Twelve years.

All her money spent, countless medical procedures, which had only made things worse.

Courageously she moves towards Jesus, touches his cloak, and finds healing.

I love this story. I look forward to sharing it with those of you that feel led to join me.

Every blessing, friends.


Reading from the NRSV

Closing prayer from the Church of England (

Art: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Woman with an Issue of Blood (L’hémoroïsse), 1886-1896. Brooklyn Museum.

“Courage and Vulnerability are the same thing: letting yourself be seen.” I heard this today in this podcast from Care for the Family.

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5 thoughts on “CAH08 If I but touch his clothes

  1. Graham Jones

    Hi Lissy

    I am surprised by how much I am engaging with this style of prayer! Really so helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for your time and effort in putting it all together.


  2. Lissy Clarke Post author

    Thanks Friend. An honour to have you tuning in. Every blessing xxx

  3. Margaret

    Thanks Lissy. Lovely listening to your voice,full of the gentleness of Jesus, helping me turn to Him this morning. X

  4. Jo Calvert

    Only catching up with this pod cast now… 😳 But love it! Thank you for taking the time to do these! Jo x

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