1 Thessalonians 5:25 – Brethren, pray for us.
Paul asks for the prayers of the saints. He never outgrew the need for prayer and neither should you. The force of his request is a strong “keep on praying.” Paul’s appeal for prayer was to those he regarded as his brothers. Much of the success of his missionary work could be attributed to the prayers of the Thessalonians and other believers. Paul understood both his personal insufficiency and God’s sufficiency. Can you identify with this understanding in your own life? He requested prayer for his fellow workers as well as for himself. You can’t pray for Paul today, but you can pray for your friends, your family, your pastor and your enemies. They will certainly appreciate it very much. Thomas Watson underlined the effectiveness of prayer when he said, “The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.” Let’s be people of prayer so that God will move on behalf of others and ourselves.
Would you agree we need to do more fetching these days? The need to pray for God’s power and protection to be with you and others to spread the Word of God. Your challenge this week is to pray that the Gospel will be preached by God’s people and that the Holy Spirit will move mightily in our hearts. Pray that husbands would rise into their place of leadership in their homes. Pray that parents would boldly train their children in the ways of Jesus Christ. Pray that the next generation of Christians would win back this society for the Lord. Pray fervently and consistently each day this week and let’s see God pour out His Spirit on His people and send His mighty angel’s to protect His children. Pray that we can win back our schools and our courtrooms with the foundations of the true Christian faith. Pray that our leaders and influencers will get saved and want to live for God. Truly this week… Let us pray! Are you with me?