“Bringing with Them”
As we come before you today, O Lord, do not let us forget to bring with us those who are hurting, who are broken, and who are marginalized; do not let us forget to put them at your feet so that you can cure them and make them whole.
Do not let us forget that we come before you best when we do not come before you alone but rather in the company of those who may need you even more than we do.
In our bringing and in their coming we and they will find much reason to praise you.
“After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:29-31)