Verse of the day
For this reason, we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
We have the privilege of praying for one another. The early church practised this regularly. Paul, after having heard of the Colossians’ reception of the gospel, proceeded to pray constantly for them. He made a habit of praying for them.
In praying for one another, we do not just pray as we desire but as is revealed to us. We pray for all to be made wise and attuned to God’s will, and to acquire a thorough understanding of His person and workings. Isn’t this an ultimate desire of the believer? Nothing satisfies us more than the knowledge of being at the centre of God’s will and work, to be in tune with His plan, purpose and will. It is such personal experience and desire that spurs such heartfelt intercession.
There is a call to every believer to intercede for others even when it means focusing less on our personal needs. Even so, we strengthen our own selves when we pray for others. Every part of the body needs to grow in tune with the head for it (the body) to function right. This is the same for the body of Christ and its head. Each member must grow in alignment with the will of God. So whether we find a fellow believer doing well or erring, we have the responsibility of praying for them.
Greater than the prayer to heal the sick is the prayer that seeks a knowledge of this Faith and of His good and perfect will which is made available to all.
Thank you, Dad, for the gift of spiritual family. Help us to intercede for one another, that we may we be filled with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
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