"So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honoured because of the way you live, and you will be honoured along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ."
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
There is nothing quite like a praying parent, or grandparent. Someone who comes before God on a regular basis for you. So many testimonies I hear start with; “My grandmother..” or “My aunt always prayed for me…”. God hears the prayers of a loving family member and he responds. Like Paul says here to the church in Thessalonica we should be a people, a family, a church that constantly prays for each other. We believe that when we pray things happen, hearts are changed, resources are provided, relationships are restored, strength and encouragement is given and the love of God is shared.
Prayer is also a great way to resolve any offense or conflict that may be between you and a brother or sister. When we pray we seek the heart of God for the other. It is hard to hold any hatred for another in this posture, because God’s heart for everyone is always love.
Today I want to encourage you to pray for 3 people in your church family. May be even pray the same things that Paul prays over the Thessalonians;
That they may live within God’s call.
They may accomplish all the good things God has called them to do.
That their lives might reflect the love, grace and truth of Jesus.
That they may be filled with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After you have prayed for them send them a text or give them a call to let them know you are praying for them. At the very least it will bring you closer together. Better still, God might move supernaturally through the both of you.