I pray that the Lord's message will touch your heart on today and you will began a life of prayer. I thank God for each of you in the ministry and speak the blessings of peace and favor upon your life.
(Luke 11:5-8) Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.' Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything. I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Woman of God, this is Jesus teaching about prayer to the towns people. The reason why this message is about prayer, is because God wants us to step it up a bit. As you read this parable, notice that Jesus is saying, when we know that someone is in need, we are to act immediately, no matter what is going on in your house.
I do not wait for people to pray for me because I don't trust that they really will. A lot of times people know about a situation in someones life that needs prayer and instead of praying with that person we just tend to say, "I pray for you". How many times do you actually pray for that person? How many times to you actually keep your promise? I will give you a little leeway. You might have good intentions to pray for that person when you get home, but the enemy will make sure that you forget. You will get so busy that you will forget to pray for your friend or even a stranger that you promised to pray for. It is better to pray for that person immediately.
I skim through a lot of messages on Facebook and if someone is in need of prayer, I try to pray for them immediately through a personal message. The reason why I do this is because I promised you ladies that I would. You don't even know me, nor I you, but I do know the power of prayer. I tell you that I pray for you daily, and believe it or not, I really do. There are a least 200 names in the ministry and a lot of them I don't even know if they are daily reader, but I call out every name daily.
The Lord Jesus Christ prays for each of us daily. I know that there are more than 200 people that he prays for and intercedes on our behalf. We are in too much of a hurry these days and sometimes we just need to stop and pray. Don't tell someone that you will pray for them when you get home, ask them if they have time for prayer immediately. That is what God is looking for in us. God is looking for us to have compassion on people, just as He has compassion on us. If that person does not have time to pray at that moment, then as you walk away, just say a prayer for them. You never know how much you will be contributing to that persons life. If you are asking God to help you to get closer to Him, start with prayer for a person in need. If you are not going to pray for that person, don't tell them that you will. When you are in need of prayer, would you prefer immediately or on that persons time? The term, "I'll pray for you", should not be something that you say, it should be something that you do. LET US PRAY!
Heavenly Father, I thank you for my life. Thank you Lord Jesus for dying for my sins and the sins of the world. Father God, I am praying for the women in the ministry today, that they desire a closer walk with you through prayer. Lord, I speak your promises upon their lives as they follow after you. Lord, I pray that they will begin to pray for people immediately, just as you pray for us. Lord, I thank you for your divine favor upon their lives, in Jesus name. Amen!