10 Times Jesus Was Interrupted And How He Responded

times jesus was interrupted

What does your average day look like? Do you wake up early with a morning routine to look forward to? Or do you get up late and rush to ready yourself for the day that lies ahead? Whatever your day looks like, I can assume that the average person does not enjoy being interrupted. We all have important things to do and sometimes life moves way too fast for us. If you have a job, a family, or both, then you know it can be difficult to have time for yourself. However, the Lord gives us Jesus as an example. This post will go over 10 different times Jesus was interrupted and how He responded to it.

All scriptures come from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

By A Centurion

“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”

And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.”

– Matthew 8:5-13

Jesus had just entered the town of Capernaum and he was interrupted by a centurion (a Roman army man). Although He was interrupted, He was willing to go to this man’s house to heal his servant. However, the man told Him it wasn’t necessary. He believed that Jesus could just speak it to be done and it will be. He was right and Jesus marveled at his faith. Read more

A Prayer For Your Child To Grow In Faith

As parents of faith, the faith of our children is concerning to us. We know how amazing and graceful God is. Of course, we’d want our children to seek God and walk in His ways. That’s why I’ve written a prayer for your child to grow in faith all the days of their lives. I recommend praying this prayer a few times a week.

For Boys

Lord,

I pray that my child will love You all the days of his life.

Give him the ability to hear Your voice and heed Your words when You speak.

I pray that the seed of faith found within him will multiply and grow.

Let Your Word be firmly established in his spirit.

Help him to trust in You at all times, especially on difficult days.

I pray that his relationship with You will be stronger than anything else in his life and that he will always seek You first.

Implant into him a heart that is selfless and ever ready to obey Your commandments.

Let him be a cheerful giver.

Convict him whenever he is tempted to fall astray and give him a desire to pray and seek Your face daily.

I pray he’d be confident in his faith in You, knowing that You love him and his life is in Your hands.

May his faith determine the steps he will take.

Thank You for all You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Read more

A Prayer For Your Child To Be Delivered From Demonic Strongholds

Demonic strongholds can take place anytime in someone’s life. It’s our jobs as parents to be on the offense and the defense when it comes to spiritual warfare. Below is a prayer for your child to be delivered from demonic strongholds. It’s so important that we pray these kinds of prayers that will protect our children and help deliver them from the evil one. Also, we need to be sure to help them learn to fight the good fight of faith.

Related: How To Destroy Demonic Strongholds

For Boys

Lord,

I pray for my child, (name of child).

If he is struggling with any ungodliness or sin, please deliver him from it.

Although I may not know everything he is struggling with, You do. Give him the strength to overcome any obstacles in his life holding him back from being completely obedient to You.

Give him wisdom and teach him the ways he ought to fight the enemy.

Show him how to pray and cast out demons and demonic strongholds.

Whenever there is something I can do to help my child overcome sin, tell me.

If there is something I need to know, expose it to me.

I put my child in Your hands and ask that You always protect and guide him.

Allow him to feel conviction whenever sin is trying to gain a foothold in his life.

Help him grow spiritually so he can sense evil and resist it.

Thank You for all You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Read more

A Prayer For Your Child To Find The Perfect Spouse

Marriage is a wonderful blessing when it’s ordained by God. We all want our children to find the perfect spouse; someone who will push them more toward God and love them on difficult days. It’s never too early to begin praying for your child’s marriage. Below is a prayer for your child to find the perfect spouse.

The enemy would love to steal our children’s hearts and minds away from God. A godly spouse helps preserve and flourish a healthy walk with God. Therefore, one of the most important things we could pray for is for their future spouse.

Related: Why Does God Tell Us To Wait Until Marriage For Sex?

For Boys

Lord,

Unless You have a plan for (name of child) to be single, then I pray for You to send him the perfect spouse for him.

Send him the perfect wife at the right time and allow him to hear Your voice in confirmation.

Give him the strength to ignore lusty, fleshy desires and instead be lead by You and Your will.

I pray he will trust in You fully and completely.

Prepare my son’s spouse in order for them to have a successful marriage.

Help my son to discern the difference between feeling love and knowing without a doubt their spouse is the one You created for them.

If he becomes attracted to anyone other than the handpicked spouse You chose, remove that relationship from his life.

Teach him the importance of having a godly foundation in a marriage.

I pray his spouse would love You with all their heart and be obedient to You.

Don’t allow the spirit of divorce to creep into their relationship once they’re married.

Keep any evil spirits out of their marriage including separation, divorce, mental abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse.

May he only have one lover for life who will become his best friend.

I pray they will be loving, forgiving, supporting, caring, affectionate, sensitive, considerate, compassionate, and loyal to one another all their days together.

Thank You for all You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Read more

A Prayer For Your Child To Avoid Drugs, Alcohol, & Other Deadly Addictions

There are many things that can make a parent shudder- and one of those things is imagining their child addicted to a harmful substance. We love and care for our children. We want them to have the very best life they can and influence the world for the better. In today’s world, harmful substances can seem like the norm. It’s plastered on TV, in music, and in movies. However, our prayers matter and they work. Below is a prayer for your child to avoid drugs, alcohol, and other deadly addictions.

While many people imagine that drugs and alcohol are the only things that can cause harmful addictions, that’s not true. The number one cause of death worldwide is heart disease. Therefore, we should pray against the addiction of harmful foods and for our children to remain healthy and have a desire to live a healthy lifestyle.

For Boys

Lord,

I pray to You for my child, (name of child).

Keep him from any harmful addictions including alcohol or drugs.

May he find his strength in You and present his body as a living sacrifice unto You.

Let him glorify You in everything he does.

Any plans that the enemy has for my child’s life, I ask that You ruin them and get in the way.

Remove anything that would influence him to go down a life of darkness and despair.

Give him discernment to correct say “no” to things that would harm him and say “yes” to the things You’ve sent his way.

Give him eyes to see the truth. Deliver him from the evil one.

I pray his only addictions be to the things of God.

Thank You for all You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Read more

A Prayer For Your Child To Love Learning

It’s normal for a parent to be concerned about the mental development of their children. What parent wouldn’t be? Of course, we’d love for our children to embrace the things of God and walk in His wisdom. We’d love for them to have a strong desire for learning and actually enjoy it. That’s why I’ve written this prayer for your child to love learning. I would recommend praying it a few times a week. I believe the prayers of parents have a huge impact on their children and it’s our obligation to pray for them.

For Boys

Lord,

I pray that my child, (name of child), would love You and Your ways will all his heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Help him to treat the knowledge of Your Word as a treasure that he hides in his heart.

Give him clarity of mind and an ability to learn well.

Grant unto him a desire to learn and allow him to feel joy while he learns.

Keep him from the path of fools and let him always turn to You for wisdom and knowledge.

I pray he’d honor his parents and readily learn from their wisdom.

Let him have the desire to be taught by his teachers.

Carefully choose each one of his teachers and let them be godly people.

Remove any teacher from his life that would be an ungodly influence.

Give him favor with his teachers and help him to do excellent in school.

Keep the state of his mind whole and easy for information to flow freely.

Let his mind be organized and give him a good memory with strong learning abilities.

Give him the strength to excel in all his classes.

Also, allow him to experience joy while learning Your Word and growing in a deeper relationship with You.

Thank You for all You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen. Read more