By Pastor Marty Anderson
Praying for others in 2019 is not the least we can do; it is the best we can do. But sometimes we just don’t know how to pray for others. In John 17 Jesus gives us a pattern for how and what to pray for others.
“Jesus lifting up His eyes to heaven, said, Father…” This was the last week of Jesus’ life. If you knew you only had one week to live, who and what would you pray for? Jesus prayed for those closest to him. “l ask on behalf of those whom You have given Me.” (vs9). And, He also prayed for you & me, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word.” (vs20). I am so glad to know that I can always count on Jesus’ prayers. “He ever lives to make intercession for us”. (Heb. 7:25). Even if no one else is praying for me; Jesus is praying for me, And He is praying for you!
CONFIDENCE: “And this is the confidence we have before Him, that if we ask anything according to his will He hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask we know that we have the requests that we have asked from Him.
“Before they call I will answer them and while they are speaking I will hear.” (Isa. 66:24) WOW!
APPLICATION FROM JESUS IN 2019 – Here is how to win in prayer: Start Praying these 5 PRAYERS from John 17 for others. It’s a sure fire way to know that you are praying according to His will. After all this is what He prayed for us. As you pray for others in 2019, take these with you each day…KEEP PRAYING THESE PRAYERS for your family, friends & Church!
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