Let us consider…
How does it feel to know that someone has specifically come before our God and personally prayed for you? I don’t know about you, but I am greatly encouraged – and so I should be – when I know that.
My wife Sue has been away for a whole week – yes a whole week – I survived, but only just :-)
Sue went to Sydney for her mum’s 80th birthday party, and just got back at the time of writing this. Whilst she was down there, she went to church on the Sunday morning: a church we attended for several months before moving to Cairns: Padstow Anglican Church. And when we were there, back in 2000, guess who was also there? Yes, Chris Forder, our Youth and Young Adults’ Minister, was in their youth group at the time. I remember him very well – his behaviour, that is,….. only kidding.
Now, would you believe that on the very morning that Sue (and also Scott & Caitlin) went to this church – yes, that very morning (last Sunday), they prayed for Chris & Lesley? Here is a snippet of their newsletter they handed out that morning:
Isn’t that so encouraging? Isn’t it so encouraging to know when others are praying for you? It has been 4.5 years, since Chris, Lesley and their children, moved to Cairns, and the people at their home church are still regularly praying for them. Knowing that, can sure spur one on, don’t you think?
May I challenge you this week, and myself, to pray for someone – maybe someone you haven’t seen for a while – and let them know that you just prayed for them – even better, why not ask them, what you could pray for them.
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
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