Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It's always a privilege to join in prayer with our sisters in Christ, and lift up requests and praises to the Father.
We've talked before about our prayers, and looked at verses that encourage us to come to Christ with our deepest feelings and needs. We know that He is our Friend as well as our Savior.
Some of us are dealing with physical and emotional issues. Illness is something that has been with us since the fall, and we are pretty fragile creatures. The Bible is full of accounts of people who came boldly to Jesus, and asked for healing. He encouraged them (and us) to have such faith, and He delighted in it, too.
Remember when a group of friends couldn't get into the house where Jesus was teaching? They made a hole in the roof and lowered their paralyzed friend to Him. Jesus forgave him of his sins, and then made him walk.
How's this for boldness: on one occasion as Jesus was leaving a town, two blind men sitting by the side of the road shouted at Him!
The crowd rebuked them, and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" Jesus stopped and called them. 'What do you want me to do for you?' he asked. 'Lord,' they answered, 'we want our sight.' Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him." (Matthew 20:32-34)
We can learn from this . . . we must have faith in God, and be bold. If for His own reasons He does not heal our illness, we can be sure that He will answer our prayer when we ask Him for strength to endure it.
Share your requests and praises below, so that we may join you in prayer.