The church as a hospital

2 Corinthians 1:11 (ESV): 11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.


In this fourth letter of Paul that we call 2 Corinthians, as his first and third letters to the church were not preserved, Paul was very vulnerable with the people.

In his introduction, he told them he didn’t want them to be ignorant of the trouble he had experienced in Asia. Instead, he urged them to help him in prayer.


One of the greatest blessings and responsibilities of the local church is to band together in prayer for one another.

The local church should be like a hospital which receives wounded people without judgment or recrimination and nurses them back to health.


Heavenly Father, help me to provide that fellowship, care and prayer for others so they can find the healing in Christ they need. Amen.

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