February 13 Prayer
“Call out to me in the day of your distress,
and I will deliver you and you will give me glory.”
There is a story of an outcast man,
sick and desperate to be healed,
crying out, ‘make me clean.’
To the one who he knew could heal him if he willed it.
In boldness and humility, without holding back
he cried out and God heard.
Jesus was moved with compassion.
Some translate compassion as
he was moved with anger.
God sees everything that contributes to our distress,
and to our state of being whatever the cause.
He desires us to be healed,
to be clean in heart, in body and in our soul.
The connection of the leper with
Jesus doesn't stop there.
It's an ongoing ripple effect of
one response to another to another.
How we respond to Jesus and how He
responds to us will affect the world.
When we are clean and
pure in heart we will see God.
And we will behold him in everything.
Stop now and offer him thanks for seeing you
in your own situation.
He is willing to touch you now.
He desires to make you clean.
‘So Lord, we come and declare
who you are to us .
We thank you that you have the
power to heal and make anew.
Make us a people who honor you
and give you glory.
Let us see the world around us
in distress waiting for your touch.
We offer you our hands now to be
the very conduit of your love and grace.
We will not be silent but tell of your
great mercy and love to all!