Thankful for the Power of Prayer

“Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. Simon, I’ve prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start.”

(Luke 22:31-32 MSG)

I had a very remarkable dream a few days ago. In my dream, I was going through some difficult moments which were testing my commitment to Christ. But they didn’t because thankfully, in one of the rooms I entered, there were people diligently praying for me. I didn’t recognize who they were, but I remembered their words, “We’ve been praying really hard for you.”

Before going to the cross, Jesus, too, prayed for His disciples, especially Peter who had claimed more allegiance to Christ than all of the others and on whose confession of Christ the church was going to be built (Luke 22:33; Matthew 16:16-18). Jesus’ prayer for Peter proved effective because even though Peter denied knowing Jesus, he was eventually restored and reappointed, and in turn, was able to strengthen the others.

Prayer is an awesome privillege and a powerful weapon. The Scriptures exhort us to pray for one another. Although oftentimes we may not see an answer to our prayers in the physical realm, we know that something is definitely happening in the spiritual. So keep praying for others. Their life depends on it.

“All failure is a failure to pray.” -Unknown

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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