3And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. 5When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. Mark 2:3-5
Monday Motivation: Give of Yourself
This past Saturday our church missionary ministry held our annual day of prayer. It was indeed a delightful experience opening the doors of our church and having those in the community to come and join us to pray for others and not for our own selfish needs or wants.
It is a heartwarming feeling to know that while some who were praying for others were in need of prayer themselves, nevertheless, they expressed a wish to give the best of what they had from God to give it back to others.
Being motivated and inspired to achieve in life is useless if your personal success will breed denying others your gifts and talents to make a contribution to the least among us.
As many know, prayer is powerful and useful in this life.
Just as scripture tells us about the lame man friends who lowered him before Jesus. These men demonstrated the power of their faith to go after a miracle and believe in the impossible.
There is much we can pray for and about…be motivated and inspired today to pray for someone or some situation you know about and consider praying for what is listed below. Be blessed.
1. Nepal Quake
2. Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
3. Kenya, Yemen, Syria, Uganda
4. Over 2,000 Girls and Women Kidnapped by Boko Haram
5. Ethiopian Christians
6. Community and Law Enforcement in U.S.
7. Refugees throughout the world
8. 100th Anniversary of the Armenians genocide
9. Human Trafficking
10. People of North Korea
12. Pastor Saeed in Iranian prison and other imprisoned for their faith
13. Teen suicides in South Dakota Reservations (wave of 200 teen suicides)
14. Persecution of Christians in China
15. U.S. A. (President, Senate, Congress, Supreme Court, Justice Department, Pentagon)
17. Religious Leaders
18. Sick, disabled and shut-ins
19. Families and Marriages
20. Poor, homeless and those rejected by society
21. Veterans, First Responders
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