Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This Tuesday is our day for prayer requests.
I hope that we don't take this lightly. It is a real privilege, and also a blessing to pray for and with other Christians.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and thanksgivings be made for all people, (I Timothy 2:1)
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication
for all the saints, (Ephesians 6:8)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one
another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person
has great power as it is working. (James 5:16)
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed
for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had
before. (Job 42:10)
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know
what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us
with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows
what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the
saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)
Notice that we are to pray for one another; we are to offer prayers both of thanksgiving and of supplications (requests). We are even told that Job was rewarded for his prayers, and that we'll be rewarded by the Spirit interceding for us.
Surely it is an honor when others ask for our prayers. It is a blessing, as well, when we hear of answered prayers and changed lives.
What can we help you pray about, today?