In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. – Ephesians 6:18 MSG
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There is something to be said about people who “carry” other people’s burdens as if it is their own. Dare I say, people who are a type of Jesus in this day and age – aka Christians, believers, followers of Jesus Christ. In the Christendom, we call them intercessors. People who stand in the gap, or simply pray on behalf, of other people and their issues.
Over the past few years, I have developed a strong desire to be an intercessor – to pray without ceasing, not only for myself, but for others. We are called to pray for others as believers and to carry each other’s problems so that it is not overwhelming to the one in a given situation. Everyone has problems in one way or another. But imagine if we all shared and were open with each other about what’s going on in our lives – the good, the bad, the ugly – just as people do in counseling? It’ll be therapeutic, weight lifting, liberating, iron sharpening.
That’s the entire purpose of being around fellow likeminded believers. Sisters (and brothers) who get it and don’t just want to see you surviving but thriving in life. I know that as I seek to be that kind of sister friend to my tribe, I would love for that to be reciprocated towards me. And it has been a million times over. I have my two older sisters and a few good sister girls who I can count on to pray with me in specific areas of my life at any given time.
It is so important to cultivate that spirit as believers and daughters of Zion, to uphold our full calling as saved children of God, not to be selfish with our hearts and the fruit of our lips. (You know how you have those friends who say they will pray for you but you never heard them say a prayer? Yeah, we ain’t bout that life over here! Sorry, not sorry.) We have been commanded to be pray for one another – in other words, look out for each other, have each other’s backs. Pray aloud, touch and agree! Let me say, it is not the easiest thing to do, but once you cultivate the spirit of prayer, it is possible.
That is why every first of a new quarter (I think in business time all the time) I take your prayer requests, to pray for and in agreement with you. I literally call you out by name and make your petition known unto our Lord. Even as my upcoming trip is in alignment with this timing, I have been opportune to take your prayer requests to the Holy Land. Amazing, right? I am BEYOND expectant for answered prayers and the finger of God to move upon each and every one of our lives. Look out for my post on my time in Israel – I am so excited about it.
What are your prayer requests you’d like for me to agree with you on? Feel free to comment below or if it’s too personal for public consumption, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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