We’ve been on this quest to rediscover prayer over the last few posts. I’m learning that I used to make prayer way more complicated than it needs to be. On this journey, we’re learning how God wants us to pray for ourselves, and for each other. Praying for someone else is the best thing we can do for them. I’ve found some direction on this. Let’s keep digging in…
Praying for Each Other
Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. – Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG
This was part of a letter written by a missionary named Paul to a church in the ancient city of Ephesus, near the modern day city of Selcuk, Turkey. He was teaching them how to pray for each other. In today’s message, we’ve learned why this is the best thing we can do for our friends.
So far in this series, we’ve also rediscovered how God wants us to pray, learned to approach God as children needing their Father, how cynicism can get in the way of being comfortable with prayer, and how to make our prayers real.
What is it you’re facing? Nobody goes into battle alone. We can stand with you. Let us know in the comments below how we can pray for you, or by submitting your story.
He will fight for you.