First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
1 Timothy 2:1
Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and had friend or loved one on your mind? That person was placed on your heart for a reason. God places people on our hearts and minds so we can help them and bless them.
Our prayers can actually bless others. We need to take time to pray for those who come to our attention and pray without hesitation. When we pray for others we are helping them get blessed.
Paul wrote a letter to Timothy to address some of the issues that were happening at the church at Ephesus. One of the issues facing that church was prayer. The church was divided between the Jews and Gentiles who had complete different attitudes concerning spiritual matters such as salvation and blessings.
So Paul instructed Timothy to instruct the church, the people of God, to pray for each other. It’s our responsibility and privilege to pray for one another. Everyone needs prayer.
You need someone praying for you as well. That is why it is important to surround yourself with faithful praying people. Other people can pray blessings into your life.
There is nothing more wonderful and amazing than to witness an answered prayer. It’s important to pay attention to what others around you are going through so that you can pray for them specifically.
Sometimes a generic prayer just isn’t enough. We need to pray earnestly for the needs of others. Pray for their salvation if they are lost. Pray for their health if they are sick.
If they are poor, pray for their wealth. Pray for their strength if they are weak. If they seem hopeless, pray for their faith to be strengthened. Pray for them as the Holy Spirit directs you to.
Who is on your mind today as you pray? Reach out to that person and ask them how you can pray for them.
Lord, I pray for those who You put on my mind and heart. Thank You for allowing me to be part of their blessings. I pray that people are praying for me as well.