If you’re a Christian, you would probably tell me you believe in the power of prayer. You would probably say you believe it’s effective, worth your time, and vital to your spiritual growth. But the reality is, we don’t have to say anything; our lives reflect what we believe. If you believe something, you act on it.
You buckle your seatbelt because you believe it will protect you.
You buy a product because you believe in the promises the company has made.
You go to the gym because you believe it will be worth it.
One of the most powerful things we can do for others is pray. In fact, in his first letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul says praying is “of first importance.” He says we should, “Pray every way we know how for everyone we know.” (1 Timothy 2:1 MSG)
Praying on behalf of others is called “interceding” for them, and it’s one of the most loving, powerful things you can do for someone. In fact, if you want a reminder of its importance, let me point out one of my favorite verses…
“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
Hebrews 7:25 (ESV)
Jesus is constantly talking to the Father about those who need salvation. He’s interceding on their behalf! If Jesus is doing so, we should be too! What a powerful reminder of the power of our prayers. If we believe prayer is powerful, our lives will reflect it.
Who are you praying for?
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Feel free to to pass this on to someone who could use some encouragement!
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