We have already discovered that it is only love that can fit us for our walk and work with Jesus. Do you know what is the most challenging and most important work we can do for each other, and for a sin sick world? It is the work of praying for each other! Going to God; and taking the time and effort to lay hold of Jesus!
Friends, we may be earnest Christians, our main goal in life to minister to others. But unless we learn what it means to tarry with God; unless we truly learn what it means to have a spirit to pray for each other, we have not yet grasped the greatest and most important work of being a disciple of Jesus. It is my prayer that not one of us will let a day pass that we do not pray for each other! And this is not just talking about Christian friends and beloved family. God ask us to pray for our enemies! To beg for the souls of those that hate us and want only our hurt! I encourage you today to pray for each other!
It is truly important to pray for ourselves; to spend that thoughtful hour everyday on the life of Jesus. But I assure you it is equally important to our church and to our personal walk with Jesus to pray for all believers! I encourage you to pray for all believers!
It is vitally important to pray for those that do not know anything of God. We must pray for our government and world leaders! We must pray for missionaries and the work of God all over the World. But I find it interesting that Paul the great missionary to the Gentiles did not tell us to pray for the heathen or the unconverted only. His command was to pray for believers! Make this your first prayer everyday; after your praise time to God, make your first prayer; "Lord, bless Your saints everywhere."
The church needs our prayers! Every single person needs our prayers! I know I personally crave and covet everyone of your prayers! We must plead for God's people that they will find Jesus and make Him their only hope and the great guide of their life. We must plead for those that are trying to work for God. Pray that love will fill our hearts; that Jesus will pour it afresh into our hearts every single day. We must ask the Holy Spirit to use us to be intercessors for our church and for each other. The fruit of the Spirit is love! Lord help us to truly understand this and surrender our love completely to You!
It is my desire to surrender my life completely and continually to Jesus. Let's pray everyday for each other!
I love you!