When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
(Job 1:5 NIV)
I like what Job did. He cared enough about his children’s relationship with God that he made amends for them, just in case they had sinned against God, and the Bible tells us that he did that often. Even though we’re each responsible for maintaining a right relationship with God, I believe that we should still care about other people’s relationship with God, and one of the ways that we can do that is to pray for them. Knowing that His disciples would be tested, Jesus said to one of them, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32). Make it a habit to pray for the spiritual wellbeing of those around you. You’ll be glad you did.
Pray for the spiritual wellbeing of others.