Sometimes on days like today where everything almost seems to go well. The Lord always bless me by bringing to mind someone that I need to pray for. I love it when the Lord brings a person to mind especially when I have not brought the person’s name before the Great Monarch of the Galaxies in Prayer in a long time. I remember back a long time ago I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the many people I prayed for daily, so the Lord brought to my attention to start a prayer list. Now every night I bring a list of over 1 700 peoples names before the Father every night in prayer. Many I mention by name (First and last if I have it) to him because it does not matter who the person is or what there back ground are I will pray for them all the time. Most of the people on the list, I don’t even know personally some I met while passing out tracts, old jobs, random people I met on the streets, however there name got there I know their names are being uplifted to the Father every night. I just know that their is a reason the Lord bring there name to mind as I am praying to him.
While always first asking for the forgiveness of any sins that I may have done to transgress God law that day. So the prayer can be more effective in my opinion. But to first understand how that we ourselves are sinners and are not perfect beings like some pastor like to claim themselves to be. I make it my mission to ensure I am on my knees praying for the forgiveness of my sins and the sins of the people I pray for. And, having faith that God will forgive myself and those names on the prayer list of their sins.
Like tonight after I finish this entry I will be praying for a friend of mines whose explained to me how he is suffering with back issues and has found out that he has a fracture in his lower spine. Never before he was having back troubles this just sprung up all of a sudden, but he has been going to doctor visits and even though he is trying to keep his head up I can feel the sadness in his voice as he was talking. So I said to him the other day “William(not his real name) I will pray for you, asking God to heal your back through my intercession for you.”Honestly I felt overjoyed by the fact he said “That’ was actually what I was calling you for. I need your prayer man…”I love praying for others I love the joy and peace that comes with seeing a prayer become answered, even if the Lord takes 2 days to answer it or 2 years to answer it. I always have faith that God will answer my prayers for the people I am giving intercession for in prayer
But I had to tell my friend that he has to have faith as well, he cannot allow his own faith to become rattled at all and loss confidence in God. I told him to have faith in Christ’s promise to us where he says:
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Mat 7:7 KJV
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Mat 21:22 KJV
Also Paul in:
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1Cor 10:13 KJV
Just as mentioned in 1Cor 10:13 God will never leave his faithful followers alone to deal things they will not be able to handle, God and Jesus Christ are not giving up on their remnant people who are faithful and trust in the Word of God which his Bible.
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