Praying for Others

Monday, September 11, 2017

“I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people.” (1 Timothy 2:1 GNT)

Stop praying so much for yourself; begin to ask unselfish things, and see if God won’t give you faith.  See how much easier it will be to believe for another than for your own petty self.  Try the effect of praying for the world, for definite things, for difficult things, for glorious things, for things that will honor Christ and save [humanity], and after you have received a few wonderful answers to prayer in this direction, see if you won’t feel stronger to touch your own little burden with a Divine faith, and then go back again to the high place of unselfish prayer for others.

-A.B. Simpson (excerpted from the devotional book When You Call upon the Lord, compiled and edited by Charles A. Cook)

Jesus always lives to intercede for those who come to God through him (Hebrews 7:25).  When we pray for others, we join him in what he’s doing for us all.

Read 1 Timothy 2:1-8.

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