Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What the Bible Says about Love: Giving up fear for Lent and for ever

What the Bible Says about Love: Giving up fear for Lent and for ever:

On this Ash Wednesday, let us give up our fears for Lent and always. Pray for the Lord to bind any spirit of fear in or around you and fill you with the Holy Spirit of Love, Joy, Peace, and the Power found in Jesus' Name.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

How to handle suffering and sickness

“Are any of you suffering?
Are any of you joyful?
Praise God!

Are any of you sick?
Call on the spiritual leaders of your church,
and ask them to pray over you,
anointing you with oil in the name of Jesus.

The prayer of faith will restore you,
and the Lord will lift you up.
If you have committed sin, you will be forgiven.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another,
and pray for each other to be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person
has a super powerful effect!”

James 5:13–16 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, using some of the many translations found on Bible Gateway.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Christian Healing and The Word Center

After trying to maintain several blogs with regular posts, I saw a need to simplify! So an umbrella blog has been set up at The Word Center.

May God bless you and bring the healing you need in Christ Jesus.

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jesus Heals Ten Lepers

Luke 17:11-14

On His Way to Jerusalem,
Jesus traveled through Galilee
and Samaria,
healing the towns as He went.

And in one village, ten men met Him,
missing their noses and fingers –
toes stubbed
by leprosy – and they didn’t ask for
a make-over or plastic surgery.
They asked for pity –

the kind of compassion you give
to people you care about or feel
bad for, but for
these lepers, no one could bear
to look at their maimed bodies .
No one could go nearer than
a freaked out shout to “Stay away!”

But Jesus saw them.
He saw their flawed faces
and disfigurements. He saw
their desperation and need,
and He said, “Go
show yourselves to the priest.”

By faith, they heeded and obeyed
and received healing on The Way.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2015. All rights reserved for this poem, based on readings from several translations found on Bible Gateway.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Exorcism in the power of Christ

Luke 4:31-37

And Jesus went down to Capernaum –
a town in Galilee where He
taught the people on the Sabbath day,
and they were dazed by His teaching –
amazed by His Word
of power,
of authority.

And in the synagogue, a man
by an evil spirit
cried out with a terrible cry:
‘Oh, let us alone!
What have You to do with us?
We have nothing in common
with You, Jesus of Nazareth!
But we know Who You are –
the Holy One of God.’

Then Jesus commanded the spirit:
‘Be quiet! You are bound
to come out of him!’

And the demon threw the man down
to the floor but came out of him
without hurting him more!

Perplexed the people
turned to one another and asked:
‘What’s happening?
What’s happening?
What just happened here?
For with power and authority,
He commands hostile spirits,
and they come out and obey.’

After that, many say
word of Jesus traveled
quickly around the country.

©2015 Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and Bible reviewer, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in the Gospel of Luke from online translations on Bible Gateway.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jesus heals through the faith of others

Prayer-a-phrase of Matthew 9:1-8

Crossing over the sea, Jesus came to His own town where the people brought a paralyzed man to Him to be healed. Seeing the faith of his friends, He said to the paralytic:

“Take courage, My child! Your sins are forgiven.”

“What!” some scribes thought, “This Man blasphemes!”

But Jesus knew what they were thinking, so He said:

“Why think such sinful thoughts? For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or ‘Arise and walk!’ But just so you’ll know that the Son of Man has the authority to forgive sins on earth….”

Jesus then turned to the paralytic and said, “Get up! Pick up your bed, and go home.”

The man did! And the awe-struck crowd glorified God for giving such authority to human beings –

for giving us such authority.

©2015 Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and Bible reviewer, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in the Gospel of Matthew from translations provided online by Bible Gateway.