Wednesday, March 10, 2021
By Lynne Moody
10“in my prayers at all times…”
How many times have we used the phrase “you are in my prayers”? How many times have we actually prayed for that person? Is our prayer list as long as the number of times we have uttered those words?
Ok, maybe we actually do pray for the person, but do we truly include them each and every time we pray? Or after a while when whatever the crisis has lessened, do we back off and perhaps forget to include them? Do we forget to touch base with them to see how they are doing? We may forget but God doesn’t.
Paul, in this letter states clearly that the recipients are always in his prayers. Granted, back in Paul’s day he couldn’t call or text them to see how they were doing but there’s no doubt he prayed for them. Paul leaves no question as to his devotion to God.
We should never underestimate the power of prayer. God hears our prayers. He knows them before we pray. Our prayer group has witnessed the power of prayer many times. It is amazing to hear of those who have been healed. Once you have witnessed what God does, you know He is always there for us.
Prayer reinforces our time with God. It is our two-way communication with Him. Don’t you feel calm after praying? He sends us the peace that passes understanding, and we know that placing our prayers in His hands means He will handle whatever we have requested.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, today we come to You with a prayer for all. We pray that You will heal our ailing world. We ask that You send your grace to all and wrap you loving arms around any who are hurting. You know who they are much better than we do. We also pray that those who don’t know You, will come to see that You are the one true Lord and Master. For there is no way to salvation except through You. Amen