James 5:16 - "...pray for each other..."

December 14, 2012. An unbelievable tragedy struck our nation with the massacre of 27 lives in Newtown, Connecticut. 

Brynn Gingras of NBC New York: Newtown firefighters lowering the town flag
Perhaps the best and only One Another we can use to minister to those affected by this tragedy is to Pray For those families and friends of the children and adults that were lost. 

Here are some practical ways you can pray for them and for those in your life that need prayer:

1. Pray often. "We constantly pray for you" (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
2. Designate a specific time and place to pray for others. "Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God" (Luke 6:12).
3. Pray for people "on the spot." "When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed" (Acts 20:36).
4. Keep a prayer journal. "I have written both of them as reminders" (2 Peter 3:1).
5. Let people know that you are praying for them. "We constantly pray for you" (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
6. Whenever possible, pray for others about specific areas of concern. "I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith" (Philemon 1:6).
7. Realize that praying for others may tax your mental, emotional and physical resources. "He [Epaphras] is always wrestling in prayer for you" (Colossians 4:12).
8. Pray continually for others. "We have not stopped praying for you" (Colossians 1:9).
9. Encourage people to share their needs and prayer requests. "Brothers, pray for us" (1 Thessalonians 5:25).

Written by Don McMinn, Ph.D. (noreply@blogger.com) — December 17, 2012

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