Liing Word Devotional by Dr. Mensah Otabil - PRAYING WITH AUTHORITY
Living Word Devotional by Dr. Mensah Otabil - Prayer


MAY 27


Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name…who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalm 103:1,3

David’s heart cry here is one of the most passionate praise to God in scriptures. All that is within me, David says, is drawn to exalt and proclaim the One who heals every disease. He is Jehovah Rapha, the healer.

Have you come to know your need for healing? It is only when you are brought, like David, to pray, “Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul” (Psalm 41:4), that you will be blessed, like David, to see God as your soul-restoring shepherd.

The only thing worse than finding out you are sick is being sick and not realizing it. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick” (Mark 2:17). Only when we see our sickness will we come to the physician for healing. We all need the healing touch of the Lord in some area of our lives. Spiritually, emotionally, mentally or physically, you may be in desperate need of the great healer. Just call on Him and He will heal you. No one has ever come to God for soul repair and been turned away. David confesses, “I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me” (Psalm 30:2).

Have you cried to the Lord, bringing Him your wounds and infirmities. If so, then you can rest assured that the great Physician will heal you. It is for the sick that He came.

*Prayer:* _Lord, heal my spirit, my soul and my body._

Scriptural Reading: Psalm 103:1-5

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:

3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,

4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


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Sampson R. Ampiaw is a Christian with evangelistic ministry and Web Developer in Ghana. He writes on evangelistic and discipleship topic and co-edit Pentbooks Magazine.His greatest desire is to see the power of God's Salvation at work in all his audience.