I Am Praying for You! October 21, 2013

Some of the most beautiful words I ever hear are: “I am praying for you.”  (Especially if I know they are more than just words!)  My precious wife prays for me.  I have a praying mom and dad.  My children pray for me.  My pastor prays for me.  I have many friends who pray for me faithfully.  This means more to me with every passing day.  I believe in the power of prayer.

God’s Word teaches that Jesus prays for us (Hebrews 7:25) and the Holy Spirit prays for us (Romans 8:26).  You can’t get better than that!  Robert Murray McCheyne said, “If I could hear Jesus praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a thousand enemies…yet the distance makes no difference – He IS praying for me!”  Hallelujah!  If no one on earth remembered to call my name to God in prayer today, I know that the Son of God has interceded for me before the Father in Heaven.

What does it mean to you when someone prays for you?  Prayer is in fact the greatest expression of love.  “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

  • Look for new people every day that God places in your path and pray for them.
  • Take the time to pray with people who are hurting.  A brief prayer can be a great blessing.
  • Keep a list of people who need continued prayer.
  • Send a note or make a call to a person in need to let them know you are praying.
  • Don’t just tell people you will pray – do it!  Either pray immediately or write their name down so that you will not forget.

We are most like the Lord Jesus when we are praying for one another.  This is His ministry at this present hour, and we get to participate!  If you listen carefully you can hear Him say, “I am praying for you” (John 17:20).

Post Author

More from similar topics

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Recent Posts

The ruins of the Castle of the Servant in Jordan. The historian Josephus wrote that the dynasty of Tobiah built a castle on the east side of the Jordan River, in Ammon. He specifically wrote in the Antiquities of the Jews about the carved "beasts of gigantic size" visible here on the left corner of the structure. The beasts on the right side are not as well-preserved. The structure dates to the centuries after Nehemiah, however it shows the power and prestige of this family of "servants." Photo by John Buckner

The Castle of the Servant 

Potter's hands making a vessel to be used.

4 Things To “Be” If You Want To Be Used By God

Family time

Family Night

The Mountain of the House, also known as the Temple Mount, with the Mount of Olives in the background.
Some of the steps in the foreground date from the Second Temple period, and would have been the steps Jesus ascended. Archeologists have uncovered around 300 baptismal pools along the steps leading up to the Temple. They would be convenient for baptizing 3,000 people!
The Hebrew word ruakh can mean either spirit, wind, or breath. The Breath of God, the Spirit of God, and the Wind of God are all understood to be cognates.
Photo by John Buckner

Where Was the House on Pentecost? 

8 Comments

  1. Celie Holmes on October 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Please be in prayers for Roger Waggonr’s wife Nicole. She had surgery about eight months ago and has had issues and great pain ever since found out finally what the problem is, they left a needle in her. She will have another surgery to remove it. Thanks Celie

  2. Anna Bachinsky on October 22, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Love this. God has really been putting it on my heart to intercede for others and this is such a wonderful reminder of how important praying for one another is. Thank you!

    • Scott Pauley on October 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      Thank you for your kind comment. We all need reminders! God bless.

  3. Susie Hall on October 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Wow!! Great thoughts, but greater still great truths!!! Satan always tries to defeat me in this area. There’s a need for quiet time in prayer, but as I walk life’s road I can certainly understand why the Lord said to pray without ceasing. Prayer..my umbilical cord.

    Once again stirred my heart. Thank you for listening to the Holy Spirits lead.

  4. Dorothy Anne Wilson on February 27, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Praying for Pastors

Leave a Comment