So he got into a boat, crossed over, and came to his own town. Just
then some men brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. Seeing
their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, “Have courage, son, your sins areforgiven.”
MATTHEW 9:1–2, CSB
Father, the Bible tells many stories of unnamed men and women who brought their friends to Jesus. I long to bring ____________________ to You as well. Like the paralytic in this story, I know You are capable of doing far more than merely addressing his/her external needs. You know his/her heart, and You are the only One who is able to forgive his/her sins. ____________________ may not even sense his/her need for forgiveness at this time, but I understand all people are dead in their sins and are hopeless and helpless apart from the forgiveness You offer. As I strive to bring ____________________ to You, do what only You are capable of doing and save him/her.
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