“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16 NIV
In the middle of the night, when I was hurting and inconsolable. When I was sick. When I made stupid mistakes. When I thought I knew what I was doing. When I was lost and scared. When I was lonely. When I was where I shouldn’t have been with people I shouldn’t have been with. What would have happened if I didn’t have someone praying for me? Would I still be alive or as blessed as I am now. If I didn’t have praying parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, would I be a bigger mess? Could I have written this blog if I didn’t have praying friends, coworkers, managers or even strangers?
It is such a blessing to have people praying for you when you don’t have the strength or the sense to pray for yourself. When you feel that urge to pray for someone, don’t ignore it. Your prayer could mean the difference between life or death. It could mean the difference between an eternity in heaven or an eternity in hell. You may even be reaping the rewards of someone praying for you as you read this.
You may not be able to give someone support financially. You may not know the right words to comfort someone. You may not know how to love someone who has hurt you but you can always pray for them. It costs only a few minutes of your time and you don’t even have to tell them. Prayer is a true act of love. Pass down your legacy of prayer to someone today.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 NIV