Pray For Others

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

1 Corinthians 1.3-4

I entered the restaurant and was happy to see my friend Shar motion me to come over to the booth.  She introduced me to her sister and invited me to sit down.

I visited with Shar a short time and realized she looked very tired.  I quickly asked, “Shar, are you ok?”  Tears welled in her eyes and her sister quickly answered, “We just came from her doctor’s office and Shar has cancer.”  I put my arm around Shar’s shoulder and pulled her to me while she was crying.  When she lifted her head she asked, “Will you please pray for me and put me on your prayer chain at church?”  I comforted her and assured her I would do this because God does not want any of His children to hurt alone.  He trusts us to help them.

Whenever a friend asks me to pray for them I thank God for the gift of intercessory prayer.  This is very important to Him.  God is involved in the lives of all His children, and when something breaks their heart it doesn’t escape His attention.  Then He waits to hear us pray for His child, and we can faithfully pray knowing God is a promise keeper and will answer our prayers.  We just need to ask Him.

PRAYER:  Father, thank you so much for allowing us the honor of praying for your children.  Amen.