Pray for Others Always

As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you.

(1 Samuel 12:23 NIV)

Did you ever make it a habit to pray for others to the point that you felt remorse when you failed to pray for them? I believe that this is what Samuel felt in today’s passage. He always prayed for the Israelites that to him the idea of not praying for them seemed like committing a sin against God. It’s as if their very lives depended on his prayers, and they often did. God answered Samuel when he prayed on the behalf of the people. The Bible instructs us to “pray for each other” as well (James 5:16). You’d be amazed at how much your prayers can affect someone’s life. Therefore, the next time someone asks you to pray for them, don’t overlook their request and pray.

Never cease to pray for others.

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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