The Power of Prayer for Others
December 13, 2011
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power.
2 Thessalonians 1:11
Not long ago, I woke up early for some reason with a strange, urgent need to pray for a member of our church. Now, I hadn’t thought about this person in several months, but I had been meeting with him and helping him through some problems in his life before he abruptly stopped making his regular appointment.
So I went ahead and got up and spent some time in prayer for him. The very next Sunday, just a few days after I prayed, I walked into church and he was the first person I saw. Imagine that… I didn’t see him for months, God lays him on my heart to pray for, and he’s the first person I see the very next Sunday!
So we sat and talked for awhile, and I had a great time just encouraging him and praying for him. He told me what God was doing in his life, and I let him know God was still laying him on my heart. It was wonderful!
This experience reminded me of the powerful impact prayer for another person can have. When you pray for others, God is supernaturally allowing you to bless them and make a difference in their lives no matter where they are. So do this: make a list of your top five people you want to pray for, spend time praying for them over the next few weeks, and watch God do something great!
GOD ANSWERS PRAYER WHEN YOU PRAY FOR OTHERS. SO MAKE A LIST OF OTHER PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR AND WATCH GOD WORK IN THEIR LIVES!
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Over the past year, I’ve taken on a number of hot-button issues including marriage and divorce, the exclusivity of the Gospel, and the future of America.
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