There’s any number of ways people may act when they hear they are being prayed for, but whether appreciative or angry – offering prayer for someone else is the greatest gift we can give them.
We are investing time before our Creator on their behalf and that is a great blessing – both for the person being prayed for as well as yourself (time before the Father is never wasted!)
2 Timothy is a letter the Apostle Paul wrote to his protégé and in 2 Timothy 1:3, he wrote, “Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.”
Wouldn’t that warm your heart to read those words?
Especially from a prayer warrior like Paul?!?!
For those in the Christian community, we don’t always wait, but we freely ask others for prayers.
The request may come from a place of hopeful anticipation or brokenness and discouragement, but either way – asking for prayers is a beautiful gift too!
Because you’re encouraging another person to spend time with the Father!
Who are you praying for?
Have you told them?
Monday’s have such a bad reputation, so why not brighten the start of someone’s week?
Send them a text or give them a call to let them know you’re praying for them today.
There doesn’t have to be a specifically known reason to pray for another person… borrow the words of Paul and simply thank God for them!
Today, as you pray, think about the people you know – close friends, colleagues, and casual acquaintances.
Ask the Holy Spirit to direct your prayers and thank Him for the people in your life.
Ask Him to guide you if there’s someone who has more specific needs.