St. Luke the Evangelist Day 18th October
Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of thy Name; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
St. Luke is known to be the author of Luke gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, he was a physician and a disciple of St. Paul; He was born in March 84 AD, he followed Paul until his death at age 84; He is believed to have been a martyr, reportedly having been hanged from an olive tree, though some believe otherwise.
LESSONS, SIGNIFICANCE AND PRAYERS
St. Luke the Evangelist is remember for his healing grace, and on this day we pray to Jesus Christ the greatest physician to release upon the Church his healing power; on this faithful day as we remember your servant St. Luke the Evangelist, grant that all who are sick in body and in mind will find healings for their soul and body through the blood of Jesus Christ our greatest Physician. Amen
The work of an Evangelist is not for those who are hopeless or have nothing to do with their lives, or those who are unlearned; remember when St. Paul was talking to Timothy, he told him to do the work of an Evangelist thou you are not an Evangelist but whatever be your work or profession, do the work of an Evangelist. We live in a world where everyone is running after intellectual prowess but it’s my prayer and desire that with all we are and are becoming, we will not be too big to preach the gospel.
Philemon 1:23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
Philemon 1:24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
He is an Evangelist who joined St. Paul and others in ministering to the Gentiles; despite the fact that he is a physician. No matter your occupation or profession it is a privilege to carry the ministry of the gospel everywhere any time, no matter what you find yourself doing, always ensure that you promote the course of the gospel among men. King of glory; for your servant St. Luke the Evangelist who forsake all he became and followed you, grant that we not counting what we are will willingly give ourselves to your service to the glory of your Holy name and to the benefit of mankind. Amen
Father of all grace, we pray for those who have left all to follow you; those in the mission field who has forsaken their families, pleasures and occupation just to win souls for your kingdom especially those of Christian Missionary Foundation (CMF) Abuja Nigeria and many others everywhere; fill them with everything good for doing your will, grant them peace of mind and protect them against every peril of this life and grant that through their preaching and living they will save both themselves and others through Jesus Christ our Redeemer! Amen.
On this day, good Lord I ask for uncommon grace for healing, let everyone who is sick in both mind and bodies find peace now in Jesus Christ name, I come to you this morning with the healing anointing of Jesus Christ and I set you free from sickness and diseases in the name of Jesus Christ! I don’t know what has been troubling you but one thing is sure which is the peace of Christ which passes all human understanding; may it rest upon you now in Jesus name! I declare solutions and answers to whatsoever that troubles you in Jesus Christ the most victorious name! AMEN.