‘Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.’
Above here I have placed a TRUTH from God’s Word. God is sharing with us a very special truth here that can easily be overlooked in the lives of believers. I don’t know about you, but at times I really struggle with being selfish. Selfish in what I do, what I say, what I think, and even what I pray about. I have found lately that I have gotten very consumed with my own problems and I have been lifting up myself a lot but it has left little room for anyone else.
God’s Word says here, the truth that will set our prayer lives free, our relationship with God and others and our lives as a whole. Yesterday, God helped me see this area that I’ve been lacking so as I sought out ways to become better at being other centered instead of self-centered, God brought forth an awesome idea. I was sitting there about to do school like I usually do but I just felt the need to make a prayer list at my desk, placed in front on an area that I wouldn’t be able to miss and on that prayer list just have others names and specific needs they need prayer for. Then spend the time intentionally talking to God on their behalf, praying for that provision be provided for them and pain be turned to peace. There was something so POWERFUL in those moments, so much more powerful than all the times I pray for myself. So I have made a note every day that before I do class or any of my work, I will always lift up the people on the prayer list first. I wish I could take credit for this idea but I literally just asked God for help in this area now here we are so you know where the credit goes.
So I’ve given you the TRUTH, now instead of getting to choose one or the other, I’m giving you both whether you like it or not. So without further wait, I will now give you the DARE. I dare you to pray for someone else today. Maybe that’s just one person, maybe that’s twenty people. I dare you to lift up someone besides yourself today, someone that may seriously need some specific prayers, lift them up. You can just pray for someone on your own, but to take it a step farther if your briches are big enough, text or call someone and tell them you’re praying for them. Or you know what, I dare you to ask how they are and is there any thing in particular you can pray for. I double dog dare you to do that!!!! Whatever way you go about doing it is up to you but the biggest thing that I dare you to do and am daring myself also, is to step away from me-centered and lift up another person’s name to God, just pray for someone else!!! I’m so jacked to see how God responds to all of these faithful prayers for each other!!!!!