He was sitting on a donkey, ready to descend into the city of Jerusalem. He didn’t just shed a tear. He sobbed.
The cross was hours away. He had tirelessly prayed for people. Healed people. Instructed, taught, and tried to lead them to the heart of the Father.
Some rejected him outright. Others just didn’t understand.
Jesus wept for them.
Today, we’ll weep with him.
I have someone on my heart. She doesn’t understand that God loves her right where she is. She doesn’t know that he treasures her. She doesn’t realize that he isn’t concerned about her outward battles near as much as healing her inner scars.
It’s easy to make our faith a me-centered religion, when Jesus shows us the exact opposite. His life on earth wrapped around people. His death was about the lost. His resurrection was in order that they might be found.
Day 17 of 21 Days to Revolutionary Prayer
Pray for that person you’ve given up on — the one who seems to be a million miles away from hope.
Ask God to show you his heart for that one.
Write down a scripture and pray it over them, inserting their name into the promise.
It’s not our job to fix or save anyone, so this is not our burden to bear. It’s our privilege to pray and believe for them, and to remind ourselves that there is no one beyond redemption — no matter how lost they seem.
Want to take this deeper?
Listen to my heart as I share how Jesus searches for the lost.
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My prayer when writing this book was that women would stand shoulder to shoulder across the world, following Jesus wherever he leads, whatever he asks, whatever miracle he desires to do in us or through us.