09.28.22 | Healing
Today, we will be utilizing our time of fasting and prayer to dive deeper into Mark 2 from today’s BREAD reading.
In this passage, we read about a paralyzed man whose group of friends bring him to Jesus for healing, and it is because of the faith of the friends that Jesus heals the man.
During our time of fasting and prayer, imagine yourself in the position of these friends. Consider a friend who needs healing and bring them to Jesus using the movements of FAST.
In the beginning of Speak, ask Jesus to highlight someone who is in need of healing. Then, spend the rest of your time asking in faith for the healing of that person. If time allows, feel free to repeat this step for another friend.
Here are the four movements of FAST:
- Focus: Find a quiet place to settle your mind and open yourself to the Holy Spirit’s presence.
- Adoration: Spend time honoring and exalting God, tell him what you appreciate about him. Contemplate on who he is and what he has done. You might even be able to get a sense of his presence with you.
- Speak: Commune with God, taking moments to both speak to him about what’s on your heart and to pause and listen for his voice. Use journals to write down what you hear him say. Ask simple follow up questions like, “is there anything else you’d like me to know about [fill in the topic]” to really get to the heart of what Jesus wants to communicate to you and what you want to say to him or plead for while you fast.
- Transform: Commit to taking active steps to change or address what the Lord revealed during your time of fasting.