Bring them to Jesus (i.e. pray!!!)


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“The people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.” (Mark 1:32)
As a follower of Jesus, I’ve prayed for sickness and demons.
People who deny the spiritual reject both healing and the reality of demons.
And yet miracles still occur, and demons still impact our world, believe it or not.
Long after God was declared dead, God is still at work in our world.
We’re still trying to deal with sickness, and with non-physical (spiritual) illness.
Reductionism (reducing our world to material, non-spiritual reality) has failed.
People are still looking to God (the spiritual) for help and hope and healing.
Through Jesus, God steps into our world to offer help, hope and healing.
We must gather at His door to bring our physical and spiritual troubles to Him.
The way we do this today is by prayer, bringing those who suffer to Jesus.
How or when Jesus heals is beyond me, but things happen when I pray to Him.
Sadly, not everyone I’ve prayed for has been healed the way I asked.
But some have, and most have been blessed through prayer… so why stop?
Our job is not to heal, but to pray to Jesus, and let Him do what He does best!
Lord, we still need You, physically and spiritually. Please show Your healing power today so that people will know You are the way, the truth and the life!


  1. Jesus enabled people to be all they could be – releasing them from sickness, demons, blindness – and the effects of sin. He is the true healer of both body and soul. Today, we too need to bring people to Jesus – the only real source of healing and renewal for the whole person! Help me Lord to be faithful in bringing people to you – to bring them to the living water.

  2. Where do I take my problems. Jesus is the Healer. I need to take all things to the Lord in prayer. Jesus needs to be the Lord of my life in all things, in all my living, in all my doings, in all my joys, in all my sorrows.

    What a Friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    All because we do not carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
    Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Can we find a friend so faithful
    Who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Are we weak and heavy-laden,
    Cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer;
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer;
    In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
    Thou wilt find a solace there.

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