If you love me…pray for me.
Prayer is a great act of love because it places another’s needs above our own. Prayer goes beyond the physical as it recognises that there are spiritual needs that can only be met through prayer.Praying for others actually sows a seed in someone else’s life and your prayer for others can ignite your own breakthrough because whenever you sow a seed you always reap a harvest in return. So you can sow a good seed and reap positive, godly results or, sow a bad, evil seed and reap havoc and confusion.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. – Galatians 6:7
A great example is in the book of Job. Remember how Satan was given permission to test Job which resulted in Him losing everything he had? Job was ruined and even his wife told him to “curse God and die” as she blamed His predicament on God when it really was the Devil. Job remained faithful, He was humble to the point of blaming Himself and then scripture went on to give the key that unlocked Job’s deliverance, as He received double for all that He lost.
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
Isn’t that incredible! In the midst of His own trial Job prayed for His friends and this selfless act moved God to bring about his breakthrough. I don’t know about you, but this challenges me to pray for others even when I’m going through my own struggle. When you love God, you love people and it is paramount that you love them with prayer.
I’d like to encourage you to pray for others’ needs today.
It could be a family member who is in need of salvation or healing. Maybe you have a friend in need of encouragement. Pray for your church leaders and world leaders. Pray for that child or teenager. Pray for your colleagues. Pray for your community and your neighbours. Pray for your teachers/lecturers. Pray for me! Pray that whatever their needs may be, God will work it all out on their behalf. Won’t He do it?!Yes He Will.
Today ask your friends, family, even social media groups if they have any prayer requests. Share the image above and hashtag #LoveMeWithPrayer if you want, but most importantly…PRAY for them. Be a part of the praying revolution.