Letting the Family Answer Your Prayers

Read Psalm 68:4-6a

For today’s devotional we heard a story from our dear friends Mary & Bob Mulloy who welcome refugees and immigrants to the city of Atlanta. Their focus is on building relationships and helping to meet both short-term and long-term needs.

In the video, Mary shared about meeting a large family that was struggling financially as they were settling into the Atlanta area. It was a need beyond the ability of Mary and Bob to meet themselves, but they did commit to praying for the need. Shortly after, it was through the kindness of a stranger that helped meet the need, who also turned out to be a Christian.

It brings up a good reflection point. When we pray to God to intervene in the lives and needs of those around us, how often do we seek the supernatural when in fact God could use our church family to answer our prayers? 

Read Psalm 68:4-6a and reflect on this thought. Pray for God to open your eyes to others in the church who may be able to meet needs that you have been praying for God to meet. Let us allow His church to be part of his supernatural movement in the lives of those in need.

Use this devotional as an opportunity to host a conversation with your friends, family, neighbors or small group. After watching today’s video post on eastbrook.org/devotionals/werefamily, use these steps to discuss the Bible passage for today:

  • One person reads the Bible passage out loud while everyone else follows along.
  • Each person take a turn restating the passage in their own words.
  • Read the passage again.
  • Have each person answer these questions:
    • “What does this tell me about God?”
    • “What does this tell me about me?”
    • “What does this tell me I ought to do?”
  • Have each person share who they know that they will share this with.

by Mary & Bob Mulloy