“What do you want me to do for you?”

Midweek Devotion

Preparation

Call to Worship: Psalm 100 

Leader:    Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord 

                with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. 

People:    Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made 

                us,  and not we ourselves; we are His people and the 

                sheep of His pasture. 

Leader:     Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with 

                praise. 

People:    Give thanks to Him; bless His name. For the Lord is good; 

               His loving kindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to 

               all  generations. 

HYMN:  “As We Gather”

As we gather may your spirit work within us,

As we gather may we glorify your name,

Knowing well that as our heart begin to worship,

We’ll be blessed because we came,

We’ll be blessed because we came.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

His mercies never come to an end

They are new every morning, new every morning

Great is thy faithfulness O’ Lord

Great is thy faithfulness O’ Lord

Great is thy faithfulness

Prayer (Unison)

Our gracious God, we come together as a diverse people with differing limitations and abilities. We want to appear strong and yet weakness is our constant companion. No matter what the outsides of ourselves say, no matter how we are perceived by others as disabled or “normal” we are all the same in our need of You. Looking upon our hearts you see us only as Your children. For this we are truly thankful. Accept now our worship as an offering of praise. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Luke 18: 35-43

35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.  37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.  42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

MEDITATION

“What do you want me to do for you?”

Everyone is invited to the share their own understanding on this passage centering on the following questions:

1. Why did blind man keep on calling out to Jesus even he was told by the people to be quiet?

2. Is there a reason why Jesus asked the blind man what does he want?

3. What benefits will it do for us and for others when we clearly express what we need, we think and how we feel.   

HYMN: My hope is built on nothing less”

My hope is built on nothing less 

than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 

but wholly lean on Jesus name.

Chorus:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand,  

All other ground is sinking sand.  Amen 

When darkness veils His lovely face I rest on His unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.

CLOSING PRAYER

Close this devotion by expressing what you want God do to your situation right now.

Response: 

Salig kang Jesus, tanang adlaw, salig kang Jesus tanang dapit,

tanan itugyan Mo Kaniya sa Manluluwas, malipayon. Amen.

Note: We will have the Sacrament of Holy Communion tomorrow

Rev. Sherry Tubio / April 8, 2020

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