Prayer for Matthew 12:27

“And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, who is it your sons drive them out by? For this reason they will be your judges.”

Praying through Matthew 12:27

Heavenly Father, what a sobering teaching to see how legalism and pride stifled the hearts of the Scribes and Pharisees. How thought-provoking it is to realise that jealously and self-conceit can take us far away from Jesus and prevent us from giving Him the honour He deserves. Give me a teachable spirit and keep me from developing biased opinions that conflict with Your Word. Prevent pride and legalism from blinding my eyes to the goodness of God. Cleanse my heart, I pray, so that I speak and act wisely. Forgive me for any idle words I have uttered indiscreetly, and may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be righteous before Your throne. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 12:27