The Dignity of the Disabled
This week's focus: Sanctity and Dignity of LifeDaily 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.
Isaiah 35:4-6Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
In Your Prayers, Remember:
- Congressman Steve Scalise and his long and challenging road to recovery
- That God will provide compassionate people to care for those in nursing homes and group homes
- That more church-based support services will be provided for caregivers of the disabled
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
This devotion was produced in partnership with Every Home for Christ.
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