Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today we again have the opportunity to pray with each other about things that trouble us. We are privileged to seek His face and ask on behalf of others.
We've talked before about praying when we are broken-hearted, or when we are desperate. Sometimes the requests left in the comments concern the physical or mental health of others. Clearly, God wants us to come to Him with these requests. The gospel accounts are filled with situations of people coming boldly to Jesus for healing.
He delights in our showing our faith in this way.
Remember the friends who lowered the man into the house where Jesus was teaching, after making a hole in the roof? How about the two blind men sitting by the roadside, who called out to Him?
"Jesus stopped and called to 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 have faith in God; we can be bold and persistent. Ask Him. If for His own reasons, God does not heal our illness, He will surely answer our prayers for His strength to endure it.
Please feel free to share your requests today.