Saturday, June 30, 2012

Prayer is Powerful – Part 5 of 5

In my previous post, I asked how often do we pray for those who are following Christ? We might think that since they are already saved by God’s grace, we should place the focus of our prayers on non-believers. Let’s take a look at the Apostle Paul’s prayer life.

In Paul’s letters to the churches, we see that he prayed night and day for his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Likewise, he asked them to pray for him. He knew that they were together in a spiritual battle and that prayer would help them stand firm in the faith.

There are lots of believers that we can pray for. Usually, it helps to pray for those we know personally. We should especially remember to pray for married couples and their children. Satan targets the family unit, making married life and parenting even harder than it already is. He knows that if he can get at the families, he can reach the societies and destroy the nations. The nations, however, are our inheritance in Christ. So, when we pray for our nation or other nations, we should remember that any healthy nation is built on healthy families.

We should also be praying for pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers even if we don’t know them personally. We can also pray for Christians in government, courts of law, politics, the arts, and sportsmen and women.

We are also instructed in the Word of God to pray for our leaders, the godly and the ungodly alike (1Tim. 2:1&2). God is the one who puts people in authority. Even if we don’t like our leaders, we should still pray for them and show them honor. Even when freedom of speech is regarded as one of our basic rights, that doesn’t mean that God gives us the freedom to say whatever we like. We need to check our attitudes and keep our hearts and minds pure from wanting to see the demise of those with whom we disagree.


  1. Praying for you, as you pray for others.

    1. Thanks Denise! We all need prayers! lol
      God bless!

  2. We all need prayers, and interceding for others is great, reminds me of Job. You new follower from Monday Meet Up.
    Stay blessed!

    1. Thanks Ugochi! I think you've changed your profile image. Am I right? Beautiful photo. Have a blessed week!

  3. Deep prayer reentered my life when my son started getting Night Seizures at the beginning of this year. It was a vey confusing time and only prayer kept me grounded. I believe in the power of prayer and I believe you are never alone.
    Have a good Day.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Jillian! I remember praying for your son after reading about it on your blog. Last night I saw this comment in my inbox and prayed again for him. I hope he's improving. God bless!

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    1. The best example of how to pray is found in the words of Jesus:
      Matthew 6:9-13 Good News Translation (GNT)
      9 This, then, is how you should pray:
      ‘Our Father in heaven:
      May your holy name be honored;
      10 may your Kingdom come;
      may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      11 Give us today the food we need.
      12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done,
      as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.
      13 Do not bring us to hard testing,
      but keep us safe from the Evil One.’

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