Today, I added many serious requests for prayer to our church's prayer list. They are coming in faster and there are more of them, and they are of a more serious nature than even just a few years ago. I am aghast at the suffering so many are going through. If you have P.D, then I can say with assurance that you have suffered. And guess what? And after being born again, this qualifies you to be a servant in God's kingdom. Your experiences are different than someone else's, but the pain is the same.
You have paid a high price in order to be able to minister to others who are in pain. It's not what I set out to learn, but it's what I have learned.
We think of pain as bad and unproductive, but it doesn't have to be. The good kind brings about good changes. I know that a major part of my ministry is praying for people, and with people. I have had to learn that prayer doesn't always get you something, but get's you through something. Never underestimate the power of a single prayer.
It's time to start praying seriously for one another. While there is opportunity and while we can do this, we must do this! Ask God to show you how to pray; ask Him what exactly He wants you to pray; ask Him to give you His mind and His heart; ask for His perfect results; and ask that He would change you through prayer.
It's not the prayer so much that matters (though that is important), but more important is WHO you are praying TO. If you are praying in any other name than Jesus Christ, God's only Son, who died for us and paid the penalty for our sins, then your prayers are worthless.
Some have spent their lives wasted on their own pleasures, with no goal, and have rejected God. If that is you, then I pray God may open your eyes before it is too late and that you will repent. There is coming a day when those who do not belong to Him will finally get their way. They will forever be separated from God who has loved them so much. There will be a final line of crossing over, and then the dye is cast; there will be no 2nd chance as we still have today. It will be too late to change our minds.
If this is where you are headed, I hope that you have someone who is praying for you............