I must confess my prayer life is not all that good. I have times when my prayer life is awesome. Mostly I forget, fall asleep, or just plain don’t have the words. To be real honest with you all prayer is something I have to structure. I need a purpose. I need something to be doing.
Here is what I am going to do. I am going to pray for you. I want to spend this year in prayer for you. I want to be in prayer for the families I serve in ministry. I want to have God work through this means of talking with him so that you may be filled with Jesus.
This is probably the most important thing I can do for the families of the congregation I serve. I am going to pray for them. No not all of them at once. Not the generic prayer for families each day but individuals. I am going to pray for just a few each week. It will probably take me the whole year to get through them all. At this point I am not sure how many it will be but I plan to pray for 3 families a day. I want to spend the whole day thinking about those three families and keeping them in constant prayer. They will get a message from me a week ahead of time letting them know I will be praying for them, and asking if they have any needs. Then I want to follow up and let them know I prayed for them. I pray God will allow me to hear of stories of his work in their lives, but if not I want them to know someone cares. That Jesus loves them. I will be praying for their requests, but also that their faith may grow, that they would gather at God’s house and hear about Jesus. I pray Jesus would be a part of their lives.
So what do I ask of you? Well could you pray for me? Could you pray I continue to do it. When I am busy, or tired or lazy help me to continue to do it. Help me to say nothing is more important than to pray for you. Let us join together in prayer so that the world may know Jesus.
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:15-16 NIV