by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Prayer is one of the privileges I believe Christians have been given. Because of Jesus, we have the opportunity to approach the throne of the Holy God who spoke the world into being. We can come before the Righteous Judge with our requests and petitions for both ourselves and for others.
And you know what else? Others can bring their requests and petitions to the Father who gives good gifts and rescues on our behalf as well.
I’ve written numerous posts about prayer. One spoke of standing in the gap between God and others on their behalf. In a different post I mentioned what Max Lucado said one time about taking our problem to Jesus and leaving it there.
One thing I’ve mentioned is the fact we need to be prayed up ahead of time, and not wait until we are in need before we start to pray.
If we know a situation is coming up that will need prayer support, we should ask those around us to pray for the situation ahead of time.
I love the story of Daniel and how he refused to stop praying while in Babylonian captivity. He didn’t let man’s dictate keep him from doing what he knew God wanted him to do. He continued to pray three times a day.
We don’t have to have long eloquent prayers to be heard by God. Ann Lamot says there are three types of prayers. “Help.” “Thanks.” and “Wow!”
Whenever someone’s name or face floats through my brain I take that as a sign I need to stop whatever I’m doing and pray for that person. I don’t need to know the specifics of their situation. God knows what’s going on. He’ll handle the details.
Whenever my name or face floats through someone’s brain, I hope they stop whatever they are doing and say a prayer, or two, on my behalf.
Prayer is a privilege. Let’s not take it for granted.
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Listen, Lord, to my prayer; hear my cries for help. I call to you in times of trouble, because you answer my prayers. Psalm 86:6-7 (GNT)
I wish you well.
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