“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2
Praying for others is a clear sign of Christian maturity and an important part of our Spiritual discipline. There is a man I know who has kept a record of pictures of people and daily works through them all, praying for them and blessing them. His example is an amazing inspiration to others, as to what true intercession is.
Yet this is not something that we should do when we remember. It should be part of our daily routines; Praying for people. That is not to say that we should neglect our own Spiritual needs; However, we should always try to remember others people’s requests in our prayers as well.
Furthermore, praying for our bosses, leaders, politicians and rulers in this world can change the way we raise our future generations. Imagine if all the political leaders of our time had a revelation of who Jesus is because of our daily intercession for them.. It is possible!! Let it not be just a dream but a reality. For God “wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth” (v4).
This morning, why not try to write some prayer requests down that your friends have mentioned to you and start by working through them…even if it is just one a day. After all if a Christian friend is not praying for an un-believing friend, who is?