Acts 10:37-38 NIV – You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
“Peter clearly attempts to show his audience that Jesus’ ministry was accredited by God. It begins with “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power,” and ends with “because God was with him.” In between are the words, “and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil.” These words remind one of Isaiah 61:1, which Luke cites Jesus as quoting when he began his ministry. Peter’s point is that the life and miracles of Jesus demonstrate that Jesus was God’s special messenger…the good deeds and miracles of Jesus are associated with his anointing by the Holy Spirit.” [Ajith Fernando, Acts, NIVAC, p. 335]
Let’s ask the Lord for his anointing over us, his church, by the Holy Spirit to do good works of preaching and healing all under the authority and power of Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, anoint us by the Holy Spirit and let there be more healings and salvations among us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Song: Let’s sing “How great is our God” by Christ Tomlin (Click here).
Matthew 4:23 NIV – Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
“Historians today are agreed that this is the only explanation for the crowds Jesus drew. He really did have remarkable powers of healing. But Jesus was never simply a healer pure and simple, vital though that was as part of his work. For him, the healings were signs of the new thing that God was doing through him. God’s kingdom—God’s sovereign, saving rule—was at last being unleashed upon Israel and the world, through him.” [N. T. Wright, Matthew for Everyone, p.33-34]
Let’s pray for the unleashing, pouring out of the Spirit in our churches. As we all continue in the ministry of healing and salvation, let’s ask God for the increase of his empowering.
Prayer: God of revival, pour it out, pour it out, pour it out! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Song: Let’s sing “God of revival” by Bethel (Click here).
James 5:15-16 NIV – And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
“A more fruitful approach is to focus attention on the qualification that James introduces: it is only the prayer offered in faith that brings healing. James’s language here again has a point of contact with the opening section of the letter, where he insisted that the believer who asks God for wisdom ‘must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.’” [Douglas J. Moo, The Letter of James, The Pillar NT Commentary, p.244]
Let’s bring up through prayer those who are in need of healing, believing and not doubting. Let’s come fully trusting Jesus who alone has the power to heal.
Prayer: Lord, I believe and put my faith in you. Increase my faith, God. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Song: Let’s sing “Believe” by Hillsong (Click here).
Isaiah 58:8 NIV – Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
“In these first two clauses the emphasis falls upon speed…In the Near East the light of day follows almost immediately upon the darkness of night. Hence, as the light suddenly breaks forth, replacing the night, so will break forth the people’s light, i.e. their felicity of well-being, salvation… the word ’arukah signifies the healing of a wound, or, if employed figuratively as here, the restoration of something. This healing is compared to a plant that quickly sprouts forth In these two clauses the emphasis falls upon light and life and the rapidity of their appearance.” [Edward J. Young, The Book of Isaiah, V3, p. 421]
Let’s ask God that the healing and salvation will “quickly” happen in our midst. That there will be no time wasted but instead that we as his church will be quickly and fully immersed in the salvation life and healing.
Prayer: Spirit of God, come quickly! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Song: Let’s sing “Won’t stop now” by Elevation Worship (Click here).
Malachi 4:2-3 NLT – “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
“The righteousness of God for his pious ones will cause their ‘healing’ in the most comprehensive sense of the word. The thousand wounds that were inflicted upon them by the evildoers will be covered by new flesh; the “disaster” and “trouble” that were caused by their sins will be removed, and they will be reconciled; their whole existence will be radically changed and will be characterized by ‘abundant peace’ and real ‘life.’ This ‘healing’ ultimately will be the consequence of the vicarious suffering of the Servant of the Lord…According to this interpretation the shining sun of righteousness has a precious article in the fold of his garment, namely, healing in the all-inclusive sense of the word.” [Pieter A. Verhoef, The Books of Haggai and Malachi, NICOT, p.330-331]
Prayer: Jesus we thank you for the comprehensive healing we have because of your salvation. Let the Sun of righteousness shine down in all areas of my life. I lay down all my concerns, troubles and fears and place them before you and trust you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Song: Let’s sing “Majesty” by Delirious (Click here).