Prayer; It is a beautiful gift that we have been given. It is a beautiful gift that I fear is often neglected. I speak firsthand, for it is me too often neglecting it.
In my lifetime, one of the most treasured realities for me was (and is) knowing someone was (and is) praying for me. The list is lengthy; those who have and still lift me before the Lord. I am confident that the rest I find in Christ today came to be because of a Mother and a Grandmother who refused to leave God alone until He answered their prayers. I treasure knowing that I have a Pastor and many friends who plead for my walk regularly. The greatest gift of all is having a wife who knows my Lord personally and is always calling upon Him for me.
I cannot imagine facing the challenges and temptations of every day without the knowledge of these prayers going forth on my behalf.
But some do. As a matter of fact, the greater percentage of our world walks in darkness every day without a prayer going up for them.
Our friend Matt encourages us to pray for them with the acknowledgement that we may be the only people on planet earth doing so. This is a wonderful challenge to make the most of this beautiful gift we have been given by our Heavenly Father.
At Matt’s site (All Senegal for Christ) is a growing list of villages in his neighborhood that need our relentless prayers. Wouldn’t it be great if we each adopted one of them and committed ourselves to daily praying for them?