Pray For Those In Need
Posted: Tuesday, November 4
Verse of the day:
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)
“So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” (Colossians 1:9-10)
What do you do when you feel confused, discouraged, or overwhelmed by everything around you?
The church in Colossae was a good church that was going through some rough times. Paul didn’t know them in person. He was in prison – for preaching the Good News – when he heard about them. He started praying for them since the beginning. He prayed for increased knowledge of God’s will and for spiritual wisdom and understanding. He wanted the Colossians to honor and please God, and to live fruitful lives. Please notice that I said that Paul was in prison. He could’ve been concerned about his wellbeing. He could’ve written to ask for supplies, for money or anything else. After all, he was in prison for serving the Lord! But, he didn’t! He prayed for his brothers and sisters going through rough times. Even though he couldn’t do much from prison, he prayed!
Today, you may be going through some hard times, just like Paul. You may have good reasons to only think about yourself and only pray for yourself. However, God is calling you today to follow the example of the Apostle. When you feel confused, discouraged, or overwhelmed by everything around you, pray for those in need. Care for others. Pray for them.