02.02.22 | For His Glory

Today’s BREAD reading from Luke 18 begins with Jesus teaching on prayer – how to pray and to not give up. The chapter ends with Jesus performing a miracle:

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

After quieting yourself before the Lord in prayer and silence, spend time thanking Jesus for who He is and the ways He has shown up for you, and then express the ways in which you desire He show up today as well.

Next, meditate on Luke 18:35-43 and allow God to bring to mind someone in your life who is in need of physical or spiritual healing. This may be someone who you regularly encounter or interact with, that the restoration of their physical or spiritual sight would be considered a miracle. Spend time listening to names or faces that come up.

Throughout the day, present this person before the Lord during your time of fasting and prayer. Ask Jesus to bring healing so that He may be glorified through it.

Finally, spend time in silence, listening to what God may want to share with you. Specifically, ask god the ways He desires to show His glory to your community. Ask and identify the ways that you can partner in His glorification.

Additionally, if you are reading this, we would love to hear your feedback regarding our fasting prompts. Please consider sending an email to Tobi Grunick, responding with why you fast and/or if there is anything that would be helpful for you as we seek to offer guidance in fasting.

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