PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER

“Brethren, pray for us.”

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, one of the ways we offer help to one another is by praying for each another. This is true as it is portrayed by our Lord Jesus Christ who prayed for Peter and charged him to strengthen his brethren.
Sometimes, you will come to a point where you will need the prayers of others to help you get through certain ordeals or periods of a test of your faith. This is why the prayer of the church for Peter when he was in prison was so significant; otherwise, he may have been killed.

We can also see that another benefit of praying for one another and collectively is that it helps one another’s faith, and great deliverance will be commanded from wicked and evil men. Also, when we come to understand the magnitude and importance of what God desires to do through us, we cannot but realise that we will need the support and the collective faith of our fellow brethren as God can route His help through their prayers.

Apostle Paul understood this and wasn’t ashamed to publicly seek the help of the brethren in Corinth when he said: “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:11 (ESV)

Charge: From today, commit to praying not just for yourself but for others as well. Your prayer goes a long way.

Further Study: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3; Romans 15:30.

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