Jeremiah 17:14 NIV O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!
Psalm 103 NIV 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
Today, we can lean fully on his promises. Only God can truly heal us. Only God can truly save us. Yes, he has done incredible things in our lives in the past. And this is our reality: today, he continues to forgive, heal, and rescue us. May we be a people who pray in faith and who praise the Lord with our whole heart, without waiting to see the outcome.
Prayer: Lord, would you bring even deeper layers of healing in my life. I believe that you alone can truly heal, rescue, and save me. My praises are for you alone. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Miracles” by Jesus Culture (click here).
Hebrews 11:1, 6 NIV Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see… 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
2 Cor 1:3-4 NIV 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
God works in ways that are greater than our thoughts. He is the “Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.” He has chosen to include people like us, who are in need of healing, to be those who can comfort others. This does not come from us but from the comfort we ourselves receive from God. As we pray for ourselves and others, may we pray in obedience to God’s word, in faith, in total dependence on him, with assurance of what we do not see.
Prayer: Father of compassion, I come humbly before you and confess my need for you. I pray that you would bring healing and comfort to those we are reaching out to. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “One and Only Jesus” by Vertical Worship (click here).
Mark 9:24 NIV Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
“Confess to the Lord all the difficulty you have to believe Him on the ground of His Word; tell Him you want to be rid of this unbelief, that you bring it to Him with a will to hearken only to His Word… It is when we are in intimate communion with the Lord, and when our heart responds to His, that unbelief is overcome and conquered. It is needful also to testify to the faith one has. Be resolved to believe that which the Lord says to you, to believe, above all, that which He is. Lean wholly upon His promises… Divine healing is a spiritual grace which can only be received spiritually and by faith, before feeling its effect on the body. Accept it, then, and give glory to God… cling closely to Jesus your Healer, and He will surely heal you.” (Andrew Murray, Divine Healing)
Prayer: Father, I believe that you are good and desire for me to be made whole. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and through his wounds, I am healed. I believe that the same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is living and active in me. Lord, I confess my doubts that keep me from receiving this healing today. Help me to overcome by trusting completely in you and your promises. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Believe For It” by CeCe Winans (click here).
Matthew 17:10-13 NIV 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
“True faith is not seen in the amount it attempts but in the degree of its absolute dependence on God. The focus in this story is on Jesus and the power of God available to those who trust completely in him. Even the smallest amount of this kind of God-awareness can remove great obstacles. The question is clear: Is it self or God in whom our reliance is based? even the smallest amount of God-centered living can accomplish incredible things.” (Grant Osborne, Matthew, ZECNT)
Prayer: Lord, help me to cultivate this kind of God-awareness and God-centered living in my daily life so that when the crisis moments come, I can pray with faith as small as a mustard seed. In humble dependence upon you Lord, I ask that you would move the mountains in the lives of those I am reaching out to. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship (click here).
Let’s read aloud together the following passages and prayer:
Ephesians 2:4, 8-9 (NIV) 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (NIV) Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
Prayer: God, we praise you for your great love for us. We thank you for your mercy, grace, and this gift of salvation. We are alive in Christ! By his wounds we are healed. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Son of Suffering” by Matt Redman (click here).