But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’Mt 18:13
I Am Deaf, Mute, Blind, And Lame.
Oh, don’t say that? Really? I don’t see, hear, speak, or walk in mustard seed-sized faith. If I did, there are mountains and trees of turmoil, sickness, and death that would be plucked up with their roots, thrown into the sea, and then sank into the depths to harm no more.
I lay helpless on the side of the path with my beggars blanket of grace; Yeshua, the Messiah is close enough to hear; don’t even try to shut me up.
Waywardness infects me with leprous-like disease; I beat myself up; God, be merciful to me, a sinner!
Our Father; We cry out for mercy, not just for a pass, but for healing from our faithless and sinful ways; from our expectation that things of earth and ways of man can replace the things and ways of your Kingdom.
Heal our minds from thought and hope in things to eat, drink, put on, and everything else on the earth. Heal us from spending our lives and energy on them: to know your fulfillment of our needs and the joy you give immeasurably better than the gain of these could ever accomplish; to give up the pursuit of worldly happiness for the pursuit of doing your will for those we befriend, and so, for you. We bow from our thoughts to yours. We turn from life and religion which is about worldly gain. We confess our sins of hope in the world. Heal us from their rule over us and give us life to serve our neighbor and you. Speak Father, and it is so.
By the healing of your presence, we shall see, hear, speak, and walk in you. The things Yeshua (Jesus) did, we shall do, and greater things than these we shall do, for you, Yeshua, shall live in us by your Spirit to do them as you have said.
By mustard seed-sized faith we will move mountains and trees of turmoil, sickness, and death. They will be plucked up with their roots and thrown into the sea to sink into its depths and harm no more.
The sea will part for us to escape entrapment; the enemy will drown in his pursuit. We will walk on stormy waters and calm the winds that cause them. Our nets will fill; the multitudes will be fed. The sick, blind, deaf, mute, and lame, will be healed; the dead will come back to life, and more things than these we will do just as you have said. The gospel truth will become known in every suppressed culture throughout the earth. Your kingdom will come, and your will done in the lives of all who believe and put their hope and trust in you.
We offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice. You have already spoken your will; we turn from the empty tomb to see and hear who speaks. Yeshua!