Thank him

On the 7th of March our devotion was  about the Lord healing the 10 lepers

Luke 17:11-19

Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Notice how only one (a Samaritan) returned to thank him?!

David compared this with my his experience of failing to realise when prayer has been answered, and therefore failing to offer thanks – instead, simply moving onto the next list of requests.

He encouraged the choir to pray regularly for the people we know by name who have heard the message of salvation, and to be aware of answers to our prayer.

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