Praying for Other People
“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:”
1 Samuel 12:23
Do you know that it is a sin not to pray for others? Samuel saw it as a sin if he failed to pray for Israel! Many of us are guilty of selfishness, as we have become very selfish or self-centered in our prayers. Day in day out, we bombard the gates of heaven, asking for one blessing or the other without considering other people. We are not bothered about the prayer needs of our brothers and sisters, friends, colleagues at work and even our enemies. God desires that we lift one another up in our prayers. Do you know of any Christian brother or sister going through hard times or challenges? Pray for such a person! Bear their burdens in your prayers. Arise and travail in prayers again and again on their behalf.
3 reasons why you must pray for others:
1. Jesus prayed for us, showing us the necessity of praying for others.
“I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”
John 17:9
2. Apostle Paul and co prayed for others, giving us a worthy example to follow.
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”
Colossians 1:9
3. The profitability or benefit of praying for others. It was when Job prayed for his friends that the Lord restored his fortunes!
“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Job 42:10
I decree and declare that you will experience a mega restoration as you pray for others in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe