Since I can’t get to that great place of sharing Biblical findings (Starbucks), I guess I ought to do it somewhere….
1. Matthew 3:8 Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.
I sometimes wonder how good I am at the fruit production thing, so this is going to be an intentional prayer.
2. Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to our ancestors, Do not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire.
Matthew 5:44 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
In being unfairly treated by doctors and stuff, it’s easy to hate them. In not interacting with people, it’s easy to not love them. I feel very challenged to not be hateful towards all those who have caused so much misery to people with ME/CFS, just the same as I feel challenged to pray that God will hear us and help us. It seems odd to pray against what people do, but ask God to forgive them… but it’s right.
3. Matthew 6:25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 7:7 “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
This relates to so, so much. Income, food, companionship, wisdom, respite…. when you are helpless, you realise who your Helper is.