When you sit down to pray for someone, for what do you ask? Health? Recovery? Blessings? Or do you pray for spiritual awakening? It is easy to run to God and start asking for things. We rush into prayer with our laundry list of wants and needs. I’m guilty of this too. We forget a few essential aspects of prayer. First, we forget to whom we are talking. This is God! The creator and sustainer of the universe. We can go to God with big requests: the return of the prodigal, the salvation of someone we think is beyond God’s love, the restoration of a marriage on the rocks, and on and on. Second, we forget the most important prayers we can offer on behalf of others has nothing to do with material things or even our health, but the condition of their soul. Yes, we are to pray for health and blessings, but they should be secondary or even tertiary to the glory of God and the spiritual growth of people. Pray today’s verse for people and keep repeating it until God answers.
Philippians 1:9: “I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.”
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