And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, "Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" And they were offended at Him. Mark 6:2-3 (NKJV)
Jesus, people are still being offended by you because they think they know you.
Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching. Mark 6:5-6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring us to a faith that can receive what Jesus has to offer.
He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff--no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts-- but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. Mark 6:8-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us lay aside any encumbrances that will hinder the ministry you give us.
So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them. Mark 6:12-13 (NKJV)
Lord, I pray for repentance preaching in the power of your Holy Spirit.
So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Genesis 45:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us as you did Joseph to recognize your handiwork in our lives.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills -- from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)
LORD, you have been my helper and provider all these years. Thank you.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8 (NKJV)
Father, preserve me.
A Word Received: Keep looking to me for help.