Remembering Others In Prayer
Written by Felicia McKnight
Ephesians 1:16 AMP
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
Today is Ash Wednesday. For many Christians this is a season we set aside to draw closer to God as we reflect on Jesus’s journey to the cross. God sent Jesus on earth for several reasons. One of those reasons is to be an example of how we should live our lives. Jesus loved everyone and He remembered all of us in His prayers. Paul picked up on that in Ephesians 1 and he carried out Jesus example by remembering and praying for others.
Today is a short and sweet reminder to remember individuals God has placed in your life and begin to praise Him for those people. Thank God for your family, friends, church members, the Angels He has placed in your life, those that have prayed and encouraged you, and whoever He may bring into your remembrance. As God brings them to your mind lift them up in prayer too. It doesn’t have to be long and elaborate. Something as simple as “Lord, bless them” or “Lord, meet their needs.” God hears and honors all prayers short and long.
Paul never stopped giving thanks for others and he never stopped praying for others. I encourage you to keep the cycle going by praising God for someone in your life and interceding for them. Be blessed and encouraged on today.
I have not stopped thanking God for you (my Feevotionals followers) . I pray for you constantly (that you are encouraged by the word of God). (Ephesians 1:16 MSG)
Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. We thank you for every individual you have placed in our lives. Thank you for our family, friends, those that have encouraged us and prayed for us, those that have ministered to us, our Pastors, leaders, church members, co-workers, and those that have popped up in our lives in the form of an angel. We thank you for every person you have placed in our life that has played a role in our journey. I pray that you I’ll begin placing people on our heart and mind so that we can remember to thank you for them. As you place them on our minds may it also be a prompting to lift those individuals up in prayer. In Jesus name. Amen