Today’s Date: January 27, 2010
Share Your Prayer Needs
Reading: Exodus 4-5:21, Matt 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21
S – Scripture:
Matt 18: 20 “for where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”
O – Observation:
Matt 18: 15-20 talks about what to do when a “brother” sins against you. I’ve often prayed v20 when praying with others as we are taught that if there’s more of us praying, not that the Lord doesn’t hear us when we pray individually, but that he wants us to be one, together, “bound on earth will be bound in heaven” v18. We fellowship in good times and bad, we need to share with one another so that we can continue to pray when the other person cannot and lift each other up in prayer as that is what Jesus instructs us to do.
A – Application:
I will ask my brothers and sisters in Christ if they have any prayer requests. I will direct them to pray on their own to our Lord Jesus and to share with their Christian family who are near – and if they feel that they are not able to ask others for prayer because they fear they will lose confidentiality, I pray that they are able to go to the many online prayer sites and prayer partners in their church and small group, so that they know that there is strength in numbers. God will answer; it may not be the answer you want; however we are called to pray together.
P – Prayer:
Father thank you for your love, understanding, grace, mercy, forgiveness. Thank you for hearing our cry, even when we think you have not heard us – you have answered, it just may not be the answer we were hoping for, or it may not be your will or your timing. I pray that your will be done. Amen.
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