Day 56: Praying for Family Members

The Daily Word: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Leviticus 16:29-18:30
Mark 7:24-8:10
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 10:15-16
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.” – Mk 7:29

This mother was persistent. She came to Jesus, “…asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter” (v 26). But Jesus refused! He was there to bring the Gospel to the Jewish people, and this woman was a Gentile. He daughter – in desperate need of healing – was also a Gentile. In other words, she didn’t know Jesus; but He was willing to heal her all the same! The mother persisted, and her unsaved daughter was healed.

We must pray persistently for our family members who don’t know Jesus. We can ask God to bless them with a miracle, just as Jesus blessed this persistent woman’s daughter. Jesus demonstrated that miracles are not reserved for a certain people group; they are set aside for those who have faith!

God can work miracles in your family members’ lives whether they know Him or not. Believe Him. Pray persistently; and watch what He does!

Prayer:

Father, I pray for sings, wonders, and miracles for my unsaved family members. Fill me with persistent strength so I can keep praying until they get their breakthrough, in Jesus’ name!

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