2 Corinthians 1:11 – “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.”
Ephesians 6:19-20 – “. . . and also [pray] for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Colossians 4:3-4 – “At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.”
1 Thessalonians 5:25 – “Brothers, pray for us.”
In at least five of his letters to churches, Paul asked brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for him. Let that sink in for a moment. The APOSTLE Paul sought the prayers of others. In his letters to those churches, it’s clear that some were struggling spiritually, some were suffering with doubt, and some had succumbed to sin. Didn’t they need his prayers? Of course they did! But Paul needed their prayers too, and he wasn’t ashamed to ask for them.
Sometimes we are too proud or private to let others know that we could use their prayers. At the same time, there are others who covet and request our prayers. Every church I’ve ever known has a prayer list. Look that list over and pray for those people, even the ones you don’t know. Prayer works (James 5:13-18), and Paul believed that the Holy Spirit works in tandem with man’s prayers (Philippians 1:19). May we have the same faith in prayer!
The Morristown Church of Christ believes that prayer continues to work today, and we want to pray for you. We even have a Prayer Group that meets every Tuesday to especially pray over the needs of others. If you would like for us to pray for you, please contact us at www.morristownchurchofchrist.com/contact-us.html . Please also let us know what information you would like to remain private and what can be made public. Either way, your requests will be honored – we will pray for you!
May we each be blessed by letting others pray for us, and may we be a blessing by praying for one another.