Mark 8:22 (healing touch, red envelopes)

18 Feb Mark 8:22 (healing touch, red envelopes)

Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

They brought to [Jesus] a blind man and begged Him to touch him. Mark 8:22

Living Faith snippets: “Jesus shows us not only that He heals, but also that we, as a community, carry the power to bring one another for healing.” by Mary Marrocco

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News. Suggestions?

* NEW: Let’s follow Christ’s lead and lay healing hands on a sick person. “These signs will accompany those who believe…They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18)
* NEW: Let’s participate in the Red Envelope Project to help defend the unborn.

Culture War/ProLife News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life * Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images).
* NEW: The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins 25 Feb (Ash Wed)…an around the clock prayer vigil in 130 communities around the world. Please commit even just one hour during the campaign to pray in front of an abortion clinic (mill). To sign up for a time slot, contact your local campaign director.

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Let’s pray for courage to share ProLife Truth to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, Bro Joe Castle (unresolved medical issue), Mark Nelson (Pat Barton cancer), Rob Ouellette (Maureen, Christian, Charlie, Cyndy), Kelley Boddicker (mother Margaret’s abdominal aneurysm surgery), Peters family (JP updates)
* NEW: Chad Livingston (Phil Ripperger’s complete healing)

Faith Quote: Stephanie Kemp shared. “God’s love does not differentiate between the newly conceived human infant still in his or her mother’s womb and the child or young person, or the adult and the elderly person. God does not distinguish between them because he sees an impression of his own image and likeness (Gn 1:26) in each one.” Pope Benedict XVI

Through Christ for ProLife,
Phil 4:13

* Bible: Readings and reflections for today.
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully invite others to join our LIFE Group…Rich or Pat will gladly add them to the devotions distribution list (Mark 16:15)!

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