Don’t stop praying for other believers just because they seem to be doing well

It is sometimes normal for us believers to only pray for other Christians who are having obvious spiritual struggles. We do not pray for the ones who seem to be doing well. Yet the example of the Apostle Paul in Scripture teaches us to pray especially for the brethren who are doing well:

In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,  (Colossians 1:6-9 NIV emphasis mine).

Don’t stop praying for those who are doing well! Perhaps the only reason they have been doing well is because you were praying for them! All believers need God’s power and Holy Spirit in order to guide us towards righteousness, faith, and love. We cannot do it on our own. We need to pray for each other all the time.

Please pray for me if you think of it.

Sincerely,

-Daniel Schilling (schildan10@gmail.com)

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