PRAYER FOR OTHERS!
Ephesians 6:10-23 (18)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. (MSG)
Jesus demonstrated the act of intercession when he prayed for all believers to be united (John 17:20-23). In Luke 22:31-32, He also interceded for Peter to withstand the devil’s test. Similarly, the church prayed for Peter after Herod attempted to kill him so that an angel freed him (Acts 12:1-11). Indeed, intercessory prayers work! No wonder, Apostle Paul, an intercessor who wrote our Bible reading charges us to continuously pray for the brethren.
Beloved, never should we think our nations and leaders are perfect and do not need prayers (Colossians 1:3-14). Likewise, the global pandemic and conflicts are wakeup calls for us to intercede for peace (Psalms 122:6). Therefore, as led by the Holy Spirit, we must constantly pray for our family, neighbours, the vulnerable, government, gospel ministers, and everyone (1 Timothy 2:1-5). Moreover, know it that the Holy Spirit is the best intercessor who helps us pray the heart of God (Romans 8:26-27). Whenever you feel the burden for others, pray in the Holy Ghost, He knows their needs. Be Born Again!
Hymn: Christian, seek not yet repose – Charlotte Elliott (1836)
1. Holy Spirit, possess me with a heart of love and mouth to pray! (Begin to intercede for others).
1. Father, send Your angels tonight, to cleanse my home and me, inside out!
2. Lord, give the church and me the mind of an intercessor.
3. Father, renew my strength to go all out in my duties!
YOU ARE GLORIOUSLY HELPED!
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