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Your faith could change someone's life

Look at this cool story in Matthew 9:2-8-- Some men brought to him a paralyzed man,  lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith,  he said to the man,  “Take heart,  son; your sins are forgiven."  At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”  Knowing their thoughts,  Jesus said,  “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?   Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?   But I want you to know that the Son of Man  has authority on earth to forgive sins.”  So he said to the paralyzed man,  “Get up, take your mat and go home.”   Then the man got up and went home.   When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God,  who had given such authority to man. Some things to notice about this story (and why it applies to you!): Jesus saw the faith of the whole group and said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven." Jesus told the paralyti

Confessing someone else's sins

Lord God, the Holy One-- You are gracious and full of awesome power and purity. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty. I come today on behalf of someone else. I want to pray for ________'s repentance, so first I must ask you to forgive me of my wrong-doing and selfishness. Convict and remove all the little pet sins I shelter in my life, the things I say aren't a big deal. Root them out. I'll brace myself. I know it will hurt a little to be honest with myself and change my will and behavior. But when I do, I will have peace. Forgive me, please. So now I ask you to forgive __________. I confess on his/her behalf. Forgive him/her for rebellion, selfishness, pride, and ignorance of Your laws and Your expectations. Moses confessed for Israel, and even though they rarely repented, You had compassion on them, for Moses' sake. You showed grace and mercy and lovingkindness. Because someone cared enough to ask You for it. Show Your lovingkindness to