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  • Daily Prayer Guide: Tuesday 5th September

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    Every day this week, you'll find some devotional notes to inspire prayer and praise. We'll also be gathering together for prayer and worship on Wednesday at 7pm and early Friday at 6am; both at our brand new building The Living Room, High Street Cowley, UB8 2DZ.

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    Peace

    AND HE SAID TO HER, “DAUGHTER, YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL; GO IN PEACE, AND BE HEALED OF YOUR DISEASE.” (MARK 5:34, ESV)

    God’s peace is better than you think

    The prophecy of Isaiah 61 promises that Jesus will ‘bind up the broken-hearted’. This isn’t just referring to teenage relationship breakdowns, in Jewish language and tradition, ‘broken’ was the opposite of ‘peace’. Peace as Jesus understood it, meant wholeness and tranquility in relationship with God, relationships with others, as well as in physical and mental health. 

    Peace is short-hand for ‘things being as they were originally intended’. When Jesus heals the woman in Mark 5 he was restoring a broken life. Her bleeding condition would have made her a social outcast. Jesus was bringing her back into relationships with others—a natural consequence of being restored to the close relationship that God originally intended us to have with himself.

    Close relationship with God, right relationships with other people and wholeness of body and mind are what Jesus has won for us in his life, death and resurrection.

    Prayer Prompts

    1) Praise Jesus for being the Prince of Peace who brings us in right relationship with God and others. (Extra reading: Ephesians 2:11-22)

    2) Pray for those you know who suffer from sleep-disorders, depression and other health issues. These are medical conditions that Jesus can heal.

    3) Ask Holy Spirit to show you areas of your life that are not as he originally intended for you. Ask for forgiveness, receive forgiveness and look to find others at Crown to share with.

     

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