Pray for Others

Ezekiel 22:30

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

wall gapGod wants us to be intercessors.  To stand in the gap.  A city fortified by a wall has a sense of security and protection.  But, if there is a breach, a gap, it becomes vulnerable.  We too have vulnerabilities.  The devil looks for these gaps to attack us.  It may be a weakness, a relationship (a bad one, tension within one, heartache), struggles at work, home, church, health, finances, decisions, feeling guilty or pride, lack of confidence, being complacent or rebellious, sin in your life, and the list goes on.  Do not be afraid to share that vulnerability with someone.  You don’t have to go through it alone.  Also, seek those who are struggling and pray for them.

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Paul’s Prayers for Believers

Pauls’ epistles, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians are some of my favorite books in the Bible.  There is so much here to learn from, about life and about Jesus Christ our Lord.  Within them, he shares His love for the church and other believers, as we all ought to.  He encourages them by telling them the that He prays for them and what He prays for.  I try to pray for my family and my church for these as well, though not as often as I should.  Of course, I try to stay away from ‘recited’ prayer, but I think using scripture within your prayer is good.  As believers, we need to be intercessors for others.  That is what Paul is doing in His letters.  These intercessory prayers encourage and guide us in our prayer life and in our life.  When I read them, I also feel He was praying these prayers for all of us.

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God’s Promise: The Holy Spirit

Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation.  As one becomes a believer, the Holy Spirit gives him strength as He lives inside Him.  Not sure how this works, but I know the Spirit works in us to guide, us, to pray for us, to convict us to do the right thing and change from doing what’s wrong.  Sometimes He gives us the words to say as we share what God has done for us or when we have conflicts or whatever. Continue reading “God’s Promise: The Holy Spirit”