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“As You sent Me into the world, I Am sending them into the world, and I consecrate Myself to meet their need for growth in truth and holiness.  I am not praying for these alone but also for the future believers who will come to Me because of the testimony of these. My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as You and I are, Father—that just as You are in Me and I am in You, so they will be in Us, and the world will believe You sent Me.” John 17:18-21



There is a lack of care and compassion in this world. 

If you’ve seen the news, it’s not hard to see how desperately lost the world is. People don’t know that they need a Savior, yet they long for one, someone to save them. Unaware, or still yet in denial, that Jesus has already done it. As Christians, it is our job to pray for one another.

Its imperative that we keep our brothers and sisters in Christ, strong in these last days, by praying for them. Especially those who are deeply engrossed in the work of God: missionaries, pastors, ministers, etc.

The Bible tells us to “Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition.” We are to “stay ALERT and be PERSISTENT” in our prayers, for all the Lords people. Ephesians6:18

Prayer for others

Prayer is the best gift to anyone.

While the world hits panic mode, we should not. We know what Christ has done for us, what’s in store after this life.

Have we made a prayer list?

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Or are we too engrossed in our own lives to care for others enough to pray for them? As we set aside time for God in prayer, let’s remember our fellow saints. They too, can be going through a tough time.
Think about what Jesus did for us right before he faced being captured and hung on the cross: he prayed.

He prayed not only about his situation, but for us too. 

“As You sent Me into the world, I Am sending them into the world, and I consecrate Myself to meet their need for growth in truth and holiness.  I am not praying for these alone but also for the future believers who will come to Me because of the testimony of these. My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as You and I are, Father—that just as You are in Me and I am in You, so they will be in Us, and the world will believe You sent Me.” John 17:18-21


Jesus didn’t just focus on Himself

By his prayers for us, He showed that He wanted us to have all the fruits of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Jesus constantly prays for us and is constantly at our side; able to “sympathize” with all that we go through. Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 7:25, 8:34

He makes it possible for us to get the mercy and help we need from Him, so we can pray for others. We go through things, and for some, more than we desire. But the worst thing they say can happen to us, is death.  As Christians (followers of Christ), in death we will be with Christ for “we are not afraid but quite content to die, for then we will BE at HOME WITH THE LORD.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 TLB, Hebrews 4:15-16

So if death is the worst thing that can happen to us, we have nothing to worry about. Let’s not drown in the “misery” of our own problems, but support each other in prayer.

Amen 

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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