“For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. . . .” (1 Corinthians 12:13, ESV)

The same Holy Spirit we celebrate distributing gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:11, also assembles and unites us as diverse members of the body of Christ from nations, races, tribes and contexts.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together. . . .” (1 Corinthians 12:26, ESV)

 

The Spirit places us into the body of Christ, and when there is an injury to this body, the other members surround and help. “Body” is a spiritual reality for our interconnectedness as followers of Jesus Christ reflecting the Spirit’s unity and design. When part of the body suffers, we all do. If we do not, are we really behaving as a body?

Prayer points:

  1. Lord, as we are connected in Your Body, there are members who are suffering; and so, we all suffer together. Help us to understand, to feel, and to surround and help.
    Oh Lord, lead us and unite us by Your Spirit.
  2. Lord, for all who are weary, hurting and feel misunderstood, may they no longer be alone but supported.
    Oh Lord, lead us and unite us by Your Spirit.
  3. Lord, may we all have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to love.
    Oh Lord, lead us and unite us by Your Spirit.

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