Promise and Prayer – Day 20 (Saturday, Week 3)

Jesus’ Promise

1 John 5.14 – And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Suggested Prayer

Grant to me, O Father, the ability to see infinite value and importance in everything that you have made.

Personal Reflection

Luke 7.38-50 tells the story of a sinful woman who crashed a party of important people to worship at Jesus’ feet.

One of the religious leaders thought this about Jesus, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.” (Luke 7.39).

Jesus responded to this man’s thinking by rebuking the kind of thoughts and words that diminish the value and importance of people whom he loves. Please take a moment to see all that Jesus had to say to this man by reading Luke 7.40-48.

The tradition of the church identifies this woman who wept at Jesus’ feet as none other than Mary Magdalene, who was the first person to witness the resurrected Jesus after the crucifixion. (See Luke 8.1-3 and John 20.11-18).

When we pray for the ability to see infinite value and importance in everything and everyone God has created, we are asking God to help us see like he does. I certainly need to pray this prayer on a regular basis.

Your Turn

Please join me in praying today’s suggested prayer. Let’s remember that God has given us a promise to answer our prayers. As we pray, we will be able to see how God adjusts the way we look at life through his eyes.

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  1. Lord, may I see all of this world and it’s people through Your eyes. With love and mercy, discernment and wisdom. May I learn through obedience to You, the strength and courage it takes to love as You do. Thank You for loving me, for saving me, for leading me. Amen

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