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Daily Living – Episode 60 – Linda Sienkiewicz

Daily Living – Episode 60 – Linda Sienkiewicz

PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

Author: LINDA SIENKIEWICZ

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” (James 5:16)

Praying for one another is the greatest gift we can give to our brothers and sisters in Christ and those God brings into our lives.
How many times have you had a friend or neighbor tell you about a challenge they are facing or just about their bad day?

Your first instinct might be to think of how you can help and offer your assistance to encourage them or lighten their burden. While there is nothing wrong with that, you have a much greater gift to offer that has more power and ability to help than anything you can physically do…Simply say, let me pray for you!! And, not later but now, in the moment!

It doesn’t have to be a long prayer. Just call out to God, who loves us and is waiting for us to call on Him.

When we pray for one another:

• God gives us boldness.
• He increases our love for Him and for one another.
• He rescues us, heals us, and humbles us.
• He gives us strength, lifts our burdens and uses us to lift other’s burdens.
• He spreads the Gospel.
• He answers our prayers.

Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life alone. When we pray for one another, we lift each other up – to get through life – to get through difficulties – to get through temptation. We lift each other to the only source of real hope. We bring our burdens to God in prayer, trusting that God is good and in control of everything.