Have you ever been in a situation where your friend is telling you about something going on in her life and you end the conversation by saying, “I’ll pray for you”?
I’m not sure if this applies to you, but this is a common phrase that has been popping up at Samford. I can’t help but ask if this an act of seeming Christian, or if it is an intentional act. For me, I sometimes find myself saying that I’ll be praying for my friend, but I don’t follow through by praying diligently for that friend.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
I have been realizing that it is so important to diligently pray, and it is especially important to pray for someone if you tell them that you will. If someone is your friend, you would do anything for him/her, right? Praying is such an easy yet powerful thing to do. Prayer has so many benefits and by praying, you are growing closer to God, how awesome?
I am going to try to be more intentional. If I say I am going to pray, I am going to try to actually be intentional by following the conversation by prayer.
I challenge you to do the same and to be intentional not only with prayer, but with your actions you do and the promises that you make. Being intentional is such an amazing quality to have.