The Dignity of the Disabled
This weeks focus: Sanctity and Dignity of Life

Daily life is difficult for people who were born with physical or mental challenges or who were left disabled by a severe illness or injury. Often some of the most neglected people are those with serious handicaps or various physical or mental impairments. They also can be the most severely mistreated and regularly abused. This week, in addition to all else we claim in prayer, we especially weep over these, praying that God will touch followers of Jesus in these areas to seek out the needs of such people and to find ways to love and care for them – in the name of Jesus. Prayerfully remember those in this condition in your own community. Do some “prayer homework” and learn of ministries that specifically target the disabled and pray for them as well as support them in their mandate to care for and disciple the disabled. Pray also for the creation of more church-based outreaches to the disabled in local communities. Pray that every church, especially in the less developed areas of the nation, will be sensitive to the needs of the disabled who are part of their congregation or people they know. Pray by name for disabled people you may know at church or in your neighborhood. Also pray for family members and caregivers who help loved ones with special needs.

This Week's Passage: Isaiah 35:4-6 (NLT)

4Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” 5And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. 6The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland.

In Your Prayers, Remember:

  • Pray for the family of a Baltimore Sunday School teacher who was stabbed to death in her car while trying to help what she thought was a homeless woman with a baby panhandling on the street.
  • Praise God for the beautiful celebrations of the life of President George H.W. Bush and, for the most part, a pause in the partisan bickering and for the coming together of Americans to honor him. His achievement of the Americans with Disabilities Act has changed the lives of millions and millions more to come.

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