Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lent '09 - Day 38: Petitioning God on behalf of others

I'm only halfway through Matthew, and realized how many times people come to Jesus with requests on behalf of others:
  • Centurion for his servant (8:5-13)
  • Synagogue leader for his daughter (9:18-26)
  • Canaanite woman for her possessed daughter (15:21-28)
  • Father for his possessed son (17:14-21)
A good reminder that intercession matters and makes a difference. A guy I met in Bosnia in 2004, my manager, and old youth-leader and friend, Phil, come to mind.

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