WORD:

“Then the LORD asked Moses, ‘Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD?’ (Exodus 4:11, NLT)

THOUGHT:

This verse is not primarily about whether God gives people disabilities, but to demonstrate that our abilities or limitations do not prevent us from being powerfully used by Him. When we respond to God’s call, in obedience and faith, He will do great things through us for His kingdom. God works even or perhaps especially through our weakness and vulnerability.

PRAYER:

We pray we would not limit ourselves or others by what the world declares ‘limitations’ or ‘disabilities’. You make the weak, strong; the least, great; and the broken, whole.  Today, grant us the ability to respond to you in obedience and faith.


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WORD:

“Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. (1 John 3:2, NLT)

THOUGHT:

God has, from eternity, had our future on His mind.  There is a transformation ahead of us where this future will be revealed to others and to ourselves: who we really are. What we see and know in the present is not the full story, but only the beginning.

PRAYER:

Father, may we not seek to mold others into our image. We pray that we would hold this image we have of ourselves up to Light of Christ, so that we may begin our transformation into your likeness here and now.


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WORD:

“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. (Isaiah 1:17, NLT)

THOUGHT:

This verse is filled with action: Learn. Seek. Help. Defend. Fight. The progression of these actions is significant.  Too often, to fight is our first response. We must always humbly “learn” and “seek” before we move to help, defend or fight for others with grace and truth.

PRAYER:

Teach us, Lord, to know Your “right.”  May we seek You, and hear from You, how to help, defend and fight for others. You O Lord are our help, defense, and victory. May we join You in your work today. 


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WORD:

“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’ (John 5:6, NIV)

THOUGHT:

This is a curious question that Jesus poses to the man at the pool of Bethesda. Isn’t it obvious? Jesus invites the man to express his own agency. Too often, things are done to and for people with disabilities without asking “is this what you want?”

PRAYER:

God, help us to stop and ask “Is this what you want?”  Even when we believe that it is “for the best” or what needs to be done, may we never presume to remove the agency of another.


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WORD:

“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27, NLT)

THOUGHT:

We too quickly forget, when we see another, that they too are image bearers of God. People with disabilities often have their value and worth questioned in society. God does not question it. He calls us to help everyone to uncover this divine truth, that every person is fearfully and wonderfully made.

PRAYER:

Father, in our interactions with others, especially those experiencing disabilities, may they experience the value and worth You have given them. May our actions and words help others to uncover who they really are in You.


To learn how you can partner with Christian Horizons in prayer, download this month’s prayer guide from Christian Horizons’ Church Engagement Page.