Day 4: Compassion and Healing

John 11:33-35 (NIV)
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

35 Jesus wept.

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

“People in our day carry the crushing burden of guilt and shame. People in our generation are saddled with self-loathing and hatred towards their neighbors. We have minds tormented by oppressive thoughts and lies of the enemy. Our bodies are beset with all manner of disease and injury.  People experience such a poverty of peace that they don’t know what it’s like to live without constant low-grade fear or acute anxiety. Many in our generation are robbed of a normal human experience” [P. Ed’s message.]

Prayer: Lord, we pray for those in our cities, our campuses, and our families in your love and power. By your Spirit, may we receive your compassion and tears for those around us. May groans of intercession through the Spirit come forth from our churches for salvation and healing in our generation. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “I Speak Jesus” by Charity Gayle (click here).