LIFe with God: September 8, 2019

Posted on September 8, 2019


John 9

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


What does this passage teach us regarding the plight of those with diseases or physical infirmities? What was the healed man’s response to Jesus’ question (35-38)?


Do I fall into the trap of assuming people’s circumstances are a result of sin in their life before I take the time to know anything about them? Do I give glory to God for the good gifts He gives? Do I respond to Him in belief and worship?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, Change my heart. Help me not to jump to conclusions about people, especially those who are suffering. And when I suffer, help me to use it as a way to display You in my life. Help me to do Your work until the night has come when I can work no more. May I be a beacon of Your light in this dark world. Remind me to give You the glory for all the wonderful things You do, and give me a heart that believes and worships You. In Jesus’ Name, 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)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Dustin and Amy Barton
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Michelle Caldwell
  • Kathi Carr
  • Loran “Bud” Clark


  • Compassion International


  • 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 orphans and children in foster care…

  • that they would come to know the adoptive Father-heart of God
  • that they would be positively influenced by Christian workers
  • that God would bring Christian friends alongside them
  • that they would come to salvation
  • that they would be adopted by godly parents

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray that God will use Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to boys and girls who are facing poverty, sickness, or war.

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