Heavenly Father, hear our prayers as we respond to your Word today:
Grant that we might reach out to you in faith like the woman in the Gospel who reached for your garment to be healed.
Grant that we exercise our faith by offering our all like the boy who gave the fish and bread and the widow who gave her last coin.
Grant that we might get out of our comfort zones like Peter who got out of the boat and walked to you on the water.
Grant, Lord Jesus that we might not be like the Pharisees who rejected you and your ways and fought against you.
Grant that we might not hold on to other loves and idols in our lives like the rich young ruler did.
Grant that we might be like the disciples who waited on your Holy Spirit and experienced your peace and your power to serve your purposes.
Grant that we might be like all those who received you and those whom you lovingly and joyful call your children.
Grant that we might always live as those who respond positively to your grace and are being transformed to your likeness
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.