Today’s Prayer Challenge: To Pray For Others Without Ceasing

“15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of our Glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.” ~ Ephesians 1:15 — 19 (KJV)

Dear Lord,

We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.

Lord, we come with a special prayer today that you will give us the hearts to not just pray for ourselves but to pray for others. Just as Your apostle, Paul, may we pray fervently for our fellow believers to have: wisdom, revelation, the ability to comprehend the magnitude of Your greatness, and understand how they are heirs to Your power and greatness. Lord, we understand that if we take time to lift each other up in prayer that we can strengthen the body of believers. May we do so selflessly with excitement and patience and without ceasing. 

It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.

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Ayvaunn Penn is an award-winning writer and author of Ephemeral Moments. This book of poetry and short stories addresses issues such as: struggles of faith, domestic abuse, racial injustice, a falling economy, and contemporary love – all through the eyes of a Christian. It is available for purchase on Create Space eStoreTo preview the book, click here To receive Ayvaunn’s daily Bible devotionals by email, click here.

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