Praying for Others

Its not uncommon for us to ask for prayer and there is certainly nothing wrong with it. Especially people that we have trust in and hold in high regard. 

I was taken to this scripture while spending time in prayer and I thought about something I had realized some time ago. 

Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. – Mark 8

Now let me make sure I am saying this the right way. As Christians we should pray for others, and again there is nothing wrong with having others pray on our behalf. I have close friends that I pray for quite often and request them to do the same. 

Yet we cant lose sight of the fact that our relationship with Christ is a personal one. The truth is God is always working on us, improving us, teaching us, and bringing us ever closer to being like him. 

I have found many times God is waiting on us as an individual to move closer to him, or to open our heart more to him etc. 

The passage shows us that God is concerned with our personal relationship with him more so than what others may say to us about him (or to him about us).

I leave you with this encouraging thought. When we have been praying for someone else’s breakthrough, and putting all our faith on their situation, yet we haven’t seen him move as we thought he should (or not in the timing we expected). Don’t be discouraged. And surely keep praying, but know that it might be something they are controlling that he is waiting on before he moves. Something personal between he and them. 

What are your thoughts on this topic? 

God bless you for reading. 

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