Pray For One Another
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|
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).