James 5:14-15 (NIV)
The Bible Says... “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Just A Dash
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen COVID cases on the rise along with speculations about another shut down. More and more people are testing positive and vaccines have also become one of the most polarizing and divisive topics of our time.
Rising concerns and calls for more vaccines to be administered reminded me of the “Marked Safe” social media campaigns that allowed people to share with friends and family that they were “Marked Safe” from whatever ailment or disaster was sweeping through their areas.
A Pinch More
As Christians, we have also been “Marked Safe”. No matter if what’s plaguing us is physical, emotional, or spiritual, we’ve been marked safe from ALL of it!
James 5:15 says, “the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well” (NIV), and this scripture reminds me to have faith as I’m praying for those who need healing from whatever is causing them pain.
We have collectively experienced a great deal of loss because of this pandemic, and there are so many among us longing for healing, whether they currently have a positive diagnosis or are recovering from the lasting side effects of a previous diagnosis.
In these times of great uncertainty, I know for sure that our prayers of faith have far greater healing powers than any vaccine ever will. That’s NOT to say that you should or shouldn’t vaccinate (I support whatever choice you make in this regard), but what I am saying, is no matter how you choose to go about your healing, make sure that prayer is a part of your treatment plan.
Stay (Marked) Safe,
Q: What has God marked you “SAFE” from recently?
Q: When you’re praying for healing (for yourself or others) are you praying in faith or fear?
Prayer of Healing
Father God, we come to You with gratitude, thanking You for marking us “SAFE”. Not only have you blessed us to live another day in Your care, but you’ve allowed the sacrifice of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to mark us safe from sin.
We ask that you continue to shield us from hurt, harm, and danger, and we pray especially for those who are sick among us. We thank You in advance for healing those we’ve lifted to You, knowing that You are a healer and comforter.
May we remain faithful in our prayers and offer our testimonies as You mark us safe, now and always.
In Jesus’ Name,