Month: March 2023

  • Prayer for freedom from the oppression of sin

    “And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭11‬:‭9‬-‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, when we think of the triumphal entry, we think of all […]

  • Prayer for humility

    28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (‭‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬‬:‭28‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Let us pray. Lord Jesus, we don’t know what it means to sacrifice as You have sacrificed for us. You have left heaven to show us Your […]

  • Your identity is found in Christ

    “And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭13‬:‭16‬ ‭ESV‬‬ How often do the people around us not realize who they belong too? I am not talking about being someone’s property but about being part of something that […]

  • Spiritual Battles

    “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ ‭ESV‬‬ How many times have we read the passage from Luke 13:10-17 and not seen the spiritual battle that […]

  • Praise God

    “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150‬:‭6‬ ‭NRSV‬‬ One would think that an action that elicits the praise of God would be a good thing. Yet when we read through Luke 13:10-17, the healing of the woman on the Sabbath is seen as a problem by some of the religious […]

  • A Prayer for first responders

    “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ ‭NRSV‬‬ Prayer for First Responders Lord Jesus, You call us into service as we leave our families and friends to go to the place that You have called us. […]

  • Prayer to see the poor and the struggling

    “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭15‬:‭11‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, You see the destitute, the forgotten, the lonely, the underprivileged, the homeless, the […]

  • God’s standard lifts up His people

    “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭14‬:‭13‬-‭14‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Strange how the scriptures set a different standard than what we are used to. Isn’t it […]

  • Prayer for those facing tragedy

    “They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭18‬:‭18‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, we struggle in times of tragedy when the unexpected hurts our very soul. You have created us with Your creative beauty that would ever be present and so quickly the bright beauty […]

  • God sees the invisible people

    “For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Jesus challenges the people that He was dining with to have compassion on someone who was sick. This seems like it would be an obvious decision yet the […]