One of the best things about a church fellowship is the variety of the members. In virtually no other setting do you find people of such varying age or experience. Think about it, most of your friends are likely a similar age to you, or in the same season of life. In church though, you could just as easily be sat next to a young family or an octogenarian.
No matter what the age profile of your church, today I am suggesting you identify an individual or family and set about praying for them consistently throughout this week. You might choose someone you know well, or you may decide to select a family you have spent little time with. Either way, make them your prayer mission for the week.
People are generally very appreciative of prayer. I know I need a lot of prayer coverage, and so if someone offered to set about praying for me for a week, I’d be very glad of it.
People appreciate #prayer – I know I do! #Pray for someone this #Sunday #Bible #Jesus #ChurchTweet
What would be even better though is to let them know. Don’t just pray for them at a distance, tell them that this is what you are doing. You can even ask them what is happening that week that you could specifically pray for. Use your phone or a notebook to write things down if your memory is not all that reliable.
You can pray for the spiritual health of the family, that God would bless their working lives, that the Lord would protect them from harm this week, and that the Holy Spirit would reveal God’s love to them in a new or deeper way. Pray for their health. Pray for their home. Pray for their time with God to be productive and fruitful.
Do not merely ask for things though, remember to thank God for them and for their place in your fellowship.
Listen to what God is telling you too, as He may have a word of encouragement for them.
If you really feel led to, you could keep a prayer journal over the course of the week and present it back to them the following Sunday. What a blessing that would be!
I hope that this exercise will not just be a blessing to them, but it will encourage and uplift you also. What a privilege it is to stand alongside someone and invite the Lord into their lives.
#Pray without ceasing – #Bible #Jesus #Prayer #ChristianityTweet
Have a great day and a productive week in prayer!
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I love that the Church is open to all walks of life
Great thoughts, Andy. If we truly believe in the power of prayer, we shouldn’t be shy about saying so. Monday in the U.S. is what you call a Bank Holiday in the U. K. I hope to pray through the alphabet a few times on my day off. I simply think of a person whose name starts with each letter and say a prayer for them.
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This is a great suggestion Andy. I’m part of a prayer ministry team that offers prayer on Sunday and on line but this intentional prayer for someone is a great idea. It’s my friend’s birthday on Tuesday so this week I am going to pray for her. Bless you.
What a brilliant idea Andy, specifically the gifting of a prayer journal! God bless you today brother.
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