I have a favor to ask. See, I have a lot of friends who are hurting right now. I've got some friends who have emotional hurt and some with physical illness. See, the thing is God, Your Word tells us that the thief (the devil) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I'm not Pentecostal, I'm not Baptist or Methodist or Church of God or Church of Christ or Wesleyan or Catholic. I'm just a God-follower, and I read Your Word God. And that's what it says. So I am rebuking that enemy. That thief. That killer. That destroyer. I rebuke him in the name of Jesus. Don't let him hurt my friends any more God.
Peter wrote a letter to Christians in Rome and said, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you." Well, that's what I'm asking for these people I love, Father. I'm asking that you perfect and establish them. That You strengthen them and settle them.
There is so much suffering Jesus. So much. Babies are dying and people are killing each other and sickness is rampant. We live in a broken, dying world, and bad things happen to good people every. single. day.
But you tell us, God, that YOU came to give us life. And to give us life to the fullest. Not just any ol' life. Life to the full. Filled with abundance.
And so, Father God, in the name of Your Son Jesus, I ask that you would come to the aid of my friends that are emotionally or physically hurting right now. I ask for Your healing touch on their bodies and minds, Lord. Touch their hearts. Let them know in an tangible way that You love them.
Thanks. Thanks for this, and for all the other amazing things you are about to do in their lives.
In Jesus Name...