We want to grow in our faith, we want our intercessions and personal prayers to be heard. We want Lord to speak to us and yet we hear nothing. Have we silenced our worldly thoughts? Have we drowned out the noise of the world? Have we quashed personal ambition, envy of status and all other forms of bickering and rivalry? Have we emptied ourselves save for the desire to know, love and serve our Lord and God?
When we have done so, slowly and surely more will be poured out unto us. We know that and can witness that all our prayers are answered. Often we witness His great power through our intercession for others. But even if or when the answer to our prayers is a No; we are grateful still, for we know in His love, mercy and infinite Wisdom it is the best answer for us.
Jesus my Lord, You came so that we might have new life in You. And while we continue pray for healing for the many afflictions that ail us. Fill in our hearts the burning desire to share the message of Your love and salvation for many. Amen
1 Corinthians 3:1–9
After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother–in–law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them.
At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.” But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ.
At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.” And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.