In light of the day’s reading, pause to reflect on the specific areas you long to see made new and how Jesus’s ministry calls us to join in that restoration. Let these shape your prayers today.
Jesus meets the needs of those who are hungry, sick, imprisoned, and far from the community. Jesus equips His followers with the love and strength to care for one another. So we obey Him by looking at our lives as an overflow of Christ’s goodness to share with others. We do not withhold compassion from those who are struggling now, working toward the promised end when God clothes His people in beauty and splendor and provides everything we need.
After you’ve read, spend some time in prayer, asking God to show you any areas He has equipped you to love and care for your community today. Comment/share with the community anything that stood out to you or encouraged you from the reading or your time in prayer.