Mostly all of our prayers concerns include those who are sick and infirmed and in need of a visit from Christ who comes with healing in His hands. We remember them in prayer, sometimes we receive reports that they are healed immediately. Sometimes our prayers are ongoing and persistent. Still we trust Jesus will come at just the right time and touch our friends and loved ones, our neighbors near and far. Today we are reminded of the time a man with leprosy came to Jesus with a simple request to be healed. Here is the encounter:
When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.—Matthew 8:1-3
Such a simple request filled with faith! Such a simple response from Christ! And shouldn’t we believe He is ready to do the same for our own? Who will you pray for in this manner today? we can pray this text for others who suffer any type of infirmity. The need may be different, but the Savior who is willing to hear and to heal is the same!
We can pray as simply as,
Christ, our Healer, if You are willing You can heal . I pray, stretch out Your hand and touch ! Thank You for your willingness to heal . Thank You for hearing our pleas for the sick. Thank You for Your willingness to share Your healing power with the sick, whatever their condition may be! Amen
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