We start each class with prayer and our teacher noted that it is important for us to share this burden of prayer. We should pray for others as we pray for our family. There should be sincerity of prayer. We need to be purposeful, praying with intensity; intentional, pressing in.
God is bigger than we can see. We need to be careful never to box God. His love is beyond what we can understand yet we are directed to love others like Jesus did/does.
God is sovereign. We need to trust that God is working and all things are possible through Him.
There should be awareness in our prayer: awareness of His expansiveness, His sovereignty, and the Peace He gives!
We should be keeping our mind on God and Walking in the Spirit; remembering that God's grace and love is unconditional.
I had this fitting song in my list: My Prayer For You:Verses for Today:
James 5:14-16 ESV
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Lord, Thank you for being our intercessor to God. Please help me to pray sincerely for others.
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