Jesus The Healer

This week the sick list is unusually long
It’s not just individuals but several members of families
Some cases so dire, they need the assistance of machines
No matter the illness, Jesus is the healer
And He can heal miraculously without medicine or surgery

No illness is too complex or deep
Jesus made the lame walk, the deaf hear and the blind see (Matthew 11:5)
And chronic illnesses can still be healed
Jesus cured the woman who suffered 12 years (Luke 8:43-44)
No number of patients is too many, the sick list is not too long
Jesus healed multitudes as He traveled along (Matthew 19:1-3)

Miraculous healing wasn’t just in biblical times
Jesus the healer, has been working continuously
I know this personally
I remember getting the devastating news
When doctors said there was nothing, they can do
For me it was so crushing and surreal to hear
Couldn’t believe there was no cure far or near
But I sang every church song I knew
From minute I woke, till I fell a sleep
Prayed, O Lord, please have mercy and heal me
And day by day the illness began to go away.

Prayer
Lord, the sick list is long and extensive
But it’s not too long or complex for You
Miraculous healing is the specialty You do
So, the elders of the church, members and friends
Are calling on You
We pray for Your healing mercy to make our people well again.


I Am So Sorry

My focus should have been on You
And what You’d have me to do
Instead, I focused on myself
And forgot how much I was blessed
I am so sorry

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Is it anything I can say or do?
That would make me right with You?
You gave all that I did need
But I got consumed with greed
I wanted to do things my way
I didn’t wait to hear what You had to say
And for that
I am so sorry

Nothing I did prospered
Because I didn’t see You first
How I long to be forgiven
I really need a new start in living
I pray for a new way
I am so sorry for my deeds
Forgive me Lord please.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 51

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:2-3

Just Pray

 

With just about everything closed, seems like time just wasting away
Woke up one morning and asked, Lord, what it is you’ll have me to do today
He answered – just pray

• Pray for the people in the hospital with no one at their side
• Pray for the families grieving for members who’ve died
• Pray for those who have to stand in food lines
• Pray for those without income during these times
• Pray for medical personnel and other front line people
• Pray for the government and the leaders
It will take energy, it will take all day, but
Just pray

Jesus went to the mountain and prayed all night (Luke 6:12)
So if the Son of God can spend all night to pray
You can spend all day
Then be still and meditate
Listen for my voice on ideas for next steps to take.

Insight
I thought what am I doing to help during this pandemic. With the need to keep distance, I couldn’t see a role. Then I began to feel like I was useless. So one morning as I opened my eyes, I asked the Lord how could I be useful and purposeful. And He said pray. Just simply praying won’t put you in the forefront of noticeable activity but prayer will result in noticeable positive change. Sometimes it may seem prayer is useless because results don’t always come right away. But past experience and the Bible tells us otherwise. Below is some of what the Bible says:

Prayer will result in a cure and healing. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Pray without ceasing. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 it says pray without ceasing. So it’s nothing to have an all day prayer session. It is so many things to pray about and so many people to pray for.

Prayer is stronger together. Jesus said where two or three are gathered together, He will be in the midst. So, it’s good to get a prayer partner, or prayer group.

Some things come about by nothing but prayer and fasting. A lot of problems and situations and sickness can be fixed only by God. He is the creator of the earth and human kind. He wants us to know the He is our great and compassionate father. Therefore, He wants us to ask a Him for what we need. Jesus said in Mark 9:29 that somethings get resolved only through prayer and fasting.

Pray effectually. Not only does pray takes time, it takes sincerity and fervency. James 5:26 says the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.