Today's devotional will be a little different, if I may be permitted to. I just want to speak the name of Jesus over all of my family and friends. Whatever stronghold is weighing you down, I ask Jesus to reach down and pick you up. Whatever sickness that may be overtaking you, I ask Jesus to heal and give you strength. Whatever burden you are carrying, I ask Jesus to remove. May Jesus Christ take whatever you are going through right now and give you his peace and comfort. There is a little plaque I have hanging on my wall that says, "Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite." I absolutely love that statement, for the love relationship that we have with Jesus Christ is the most beautiful of all. We may face trials in this life and Scripture tells us we will (John 16:33), but with His power and with his grace, we have been made more than conquerors. Therefore, we can take heart; for he has overcome the world (John 16:33). May we come together today as brothers and sisters in Christ and pray for the needs of others. May we stand firm together and hold on to his promises.
Lord, forgive us of our sin. It is with a sense of urgency I pray for my family, friends, and the world around us. Thank you for listening to our requests for healing, peace, comfort, and strength. May we seek and listen when you call. We come together as your body of believers, as your children, making request to heal our land. We fall on our knees in worship. Worship of the One true God! May we be pleasing in your sight. In Jesus name I pray. Amen