“Pray, Pray, Pray!”

June 23, 2019

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1 Timothy 2:1-2 says: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (ESV) Ephesians 6:18 echoes: “With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all God’s people.” (AMP) While countless other verses affirm these same charges, the mandate for believers to pray is clear. And who is standing in the need of prayer? Everyone! We pray for those in authority (whether we like them or not). We pray for good neighbors and not so good neighbors. We pray for the well-knowns and the unknowns, those in power or in poverty, those on thrones, in jails, in hospitals, or mourners in cemeteries. We pray for people who are suffering affliction, hardship, and going through fiery ordeals. We pray with one another, for one another. Praying is not only something we’re called to do, it’s an incredibly immense privilege. Therefore, pray, pray, and pray!

Bible References

  • 1 Timothy 2:1 - 8
  • Daniel 2:20 - 21
  • Matthew 20:25 - 28
  • Mark 10:42 - 45
  • Galatians 4:4 - 5