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Did the disciples get tummyaches? November 5, 2008

Posted by markgeil in Bible, Posts from the old CCM blog.
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I’m reading John 17 this week, the real “Lord’s Prayer”, and I’m struck by the content of the prayer: Intercession for others’ Spiritual well-being, not their physical well-being.

When I pray for others, my first inclination tends to be prayers for healing, for protection, for safety. Praying for God to take away tummy aches and heal the day’s boo-boos.  

Shouldn’t my focus be on the eternal? Not at the expense of our daily physical needs, perhaps, but as I take inventory of most of my prayers, requests concerning the temporary far outweigh the eternal.

It would seem silly for Jesus to have included a petition for John’s tummy ache. That’s not to say He doesn’t care, but He had more important things on His mind that day. Maybe I should too.

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