Psalms 93, John 5:1-11
Reflections of the Heart:
“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” ~ Brennan Manning
Glorious Father, we thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to bring hope, health and healing to families. We give thanks because You are near. People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds. Lord, You are good and Your unfailing love endures forever. How great are Your signs and how powerful are Your wonders. You will be with us forever, You will watch over all our generations. Lord, You are high above all the nations. Your glory is higher than the heavens. Who can be compared with You, our God, who is enthroned on high.
Awesome Father, we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of families who are in need of healing. With You, nothing is impossible. We expect their diseases to be dissolved, broken relationships to be mended, and those who are held captive in their minds and souls to be set free. As we pray for families in need of healing, we confess that Your healing power will operate through each man, woman and child. By faith, we declare that they will pay attention to Your Word and listen carefully to it. They will not lose sight of it. They will let it penetrate deep into their hearts. As they do this, Your Word will bring life and healing to their whole bodies.
List the names of educators you know who need healing. Speak their names by saying, “in Jesus Name, we declare healing for (say their names).” Encourage them to pray Scriptures of healing located at https://www.prayerinstitute.com/prayer/model-prayers/healing.
Holy Spirit, please help families to be bolder about praying for healing. Help those in need of healing to trust in You with all their hearts and not depend on their own understanding. Empower the heads of the household to set the example of prayer in the home. Righteous Father, please open the eyes of their understanding so that they will comprehend the confident hope given to those Christ has called. Remind the children and adults to look to You for help and strength when they pray for their parents. Father, cause Your healing power to be experienced throughout each family member.
Merciful Father, forgive families for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who act Godly but deny Your power to perform healings, signs and wonders in their lives. Lord, please forgive and restore to them the joy of Your salvation. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind families of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help families not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Royal Lord, You are the Almighty! Only You can open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. You cause the lame to leap like deer and those who cannot speak to sing for joy. You cause springs to gush forth in the wilderness and streams to water the wasteland. You cause the parched ground to become a pool and springs of water to satisfy the thirsty land. Great and awesome is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 75:1, Psalm 136:1, Daniel 4:3a, Psalm 113:4-5, Proverbs 4:20-22, Proverbs 3:5, Ephesians 1:18, II Timothy 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 35:5-7a