LIFe with God: May 14-15

Posted on May 14, 2011

Scripture

Mark 8:14-38

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How many times did Jesus touch the blind man before he was completely healed? Why did Jesus rebuke Peter? What did Jesus say a prospective follower of His would have to do?

Application

Is there an area of my life where I need to ask Jesus to touch me again? Where is my mind set: on God’s interests or man’s? Do I deny myself and take up my cross to follow Jesus, or do I demand my own rights and desires?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for Jesus, the Savior who gives a second touch to the soul that needs it and humbly comes to Him. I ask that Jesus would work in my life where He sees fit until I become completely the person He wants me to be. Help me to set my mind on Your interests and not my own. Give me strength to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Jesus. And please guard me from the infecting yeast of false teachers and legalists. In Jesus’ name I ask, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin)
  • Jeannie Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)
  • Janeth & Moy

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican, Port of Tacoma

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for County leaders…

  • Assessor, Coroner, Treasurer, Clerks, Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Sheriffs
  • that they would make sound financial decisions
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:

With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18

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