Pray For One Another

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers
— Romans 1:9
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Praying for one another- what a way to bond!

Pray for the ones you love and you will be drawn closer. Pray for your enemies and your heart will be softened towards them. Prayer changes the speaker, not the hearer. God likes to hear from us, yes. But, we are the ones transformed by the power of prayer. 

Prayer is like a secret weapon to improve all our relationships. Our relationship with God, with ourselves, and with those for whom we pray. 

Paul made it a point to pray for His church family there in Rome. Reading chapter 1, you can just feel the love and care that Paul has for his fellow brothers and sisters. 

Praying for one another brings out love and changes our hearts. So, instead of gossiping and complaining about one another, let's seek to hold each other up before God in prayer. 

We can pray for our loved ones, but also our enemies if we have them. We can pray for our church families, but also our country's leaders.

1 Timothy 2:1-4

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. "

Prayer is a special gift that you can give another whether they know they are receiving it or not. After all, we could all use a prayer warrior in our lives. 

To Ponder:

How can I make prayer a regular part of my healthy relationship building strategy?


Father God, 

Please remind me in all my relationships to make prayer a large part of my strategy. I know that praying for others changes my own heart and makes me more like You. Fill me with your love as I pray for others. 

Let me put aside self and know that you are working on the hearts of all those that are in my life as I pray for them. Send Your Holy Spirit to guide and teach me so I know what to pray. 

Thank You in Jesus Name, Amen. 

FebruaryLori HilComment