Opening prayer:

Heavenly Father, you sent Jesus to invite imperfect people to new life. Help me to stop hiding and be okay with my brokenness so that I can receive your healing love today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Song for reflection: "Lord, I Need You"

Scripture reading: Matthew 9:18-26

Reflection questions:

God’s invitation to new life is extended to hurting and imperfect people. What’s an imperfection in you that you have difficulty acknowledging?

What does this Scripture teach you about how Jesus engages imperfect people?

What might it look like for you to receive, as well as to offer, God’s mercy today?

Closing Prayer:

God, it is your great glory to always show mercy. Have mercy on me, a sinner, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Week's memory verse:

“On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick… For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'” - Matthew 9:12-13.

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