People, whether friends, family or sometimes strangers, tell us often “pray for me”. Our natural response is to say okay I will, or if you’re like me and you love emojis, you send 🙏🏽🙏🏽. It’s great to say this, but there’s an action step that follows! We actually Have to Pray. We should not just pray Lord help them, but we should be intentional in our prayer time of interceding, agreeing, and or lifting up the concerns of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Prayer changes things. Prayer changes people. To understand power of these proceeding statements, we must understand the power of prayer. Prayer is communication with God. We take for granted that we can easily connect with God by praying in our car, our homes, in the church, in restaurants before we eat and many other places. In the Old Testament, a sacrifice had to be brought to the temple and only certain anointed people were allowed to pray. The people were disconnected from God because the debt of out sins had not Yet been paid.
But thanks be unto him, we don’t have Those problems. JESUS fulfilled the prophecies of scripture and became the ultimate sacrifice. The cross was the payment of our sins, the cross was the restoration of our connection with God. Because of the Cross, we can pray. Because of the cross, we can have intimate relationship with God. Because of the cross, we can lift up our needs and the needs of our brethren.
From this day forward, be intentional about your prayer life. Be reminded of why we can pray and express your gratitude to our savior. Intercede intercede intercede!!! pray for those in your life who don’t know Christ. Pray that people will not just hear about God, but that they will experience Him.
Don’t absent mindedly say you will pray for someone and not follow through. Pray with fervour and passion as though you were praying over your own concerns. Pray with a humbled sincere heart. Believe that God can and will do the impossible.
Some of us are ahead of others and are already intentional about praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ. And it can sometimes be cumbersome. You feel like you’ve been praying for them for a long time an yet they are still unsaved , they have not completely surrendered, they’re still in an unhealthy relationship, Or whatever the circumstances: it seems unchanging. Let me encourage you, don’t grow weary in your prayers. God hears you and he’s working in their life and yours. Continue to be faithful in your prayers, trust and believe that God is moving. Sometimes God reveals his will, but he doesn’t reveal his timeline. You keep interceding and believing because we serve a miracle working God and he can break any chain, restore any situation, and change every circumstance.
When you’re weary, PRAY. God’s strength is made perfect in weakness and he wants to hear from you. He cares about every small and big thing happening in your life. When you’re joyful, PRAY. God wants to rejoice and celebrate with you. No matter the circumstance, there’s always someone interested in your story and his Name is JESUS . He loves you, He’s for you and He wants to hear from you . So PRAY !!!!
Go to verses about Prayer
1. The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayers of the righteousness – Proverbs 15:29
2. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything by PRAYER and supplication, let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6-7
3. Confess your sins one to another, PRAY for one another. The PRAYER of a righteous person has Great Power at Its Working – James 5:16
4. God has listened, he has truly attended to the voice of my Prayer — Psalm 66:19
5. The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:5-13
Note: this was an outline of how to pray,and here are 4 takeaways: acknowledge God for who he is , give thanks, confess and ask for forgiveness. Make your request known to God