I can tell you from experience that I have been the recipient of answered prayer. This is a process that requires faith in what one is asking for. One of the important elements to prayer is to not give up so easily. Our Lord said in Matthew 17:20 20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
What kind of mountain do you face in your life? Health, finances, relationship, spiritual? God really does care about you; just don’t give up on praying for the blessings He has for you. Share your concerns and needs with someone who will pray with you and be in agreement concerning whatever the need may be.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of faith, just consistency in prayer and remaining faithful to the Lord in all you do.
So, the next time someone asks for you to pray with them about a situation, are you going to be serious about spending some time in agreement with that person? It takes time and besides that, it will draw one closer to the Lord in your own life as you pray for someone else.
We need to continue preparing for our journey when this life on Earth is over. If you have never been exposed to the Rosary, which is praying the Gospel, one of the phrases is, “remember us now and in the hour of our death.” The journey in this life is preparing us for the continued journey. Be an intercessor for someone today. Hey, pray for me if you can’t think of anyone else. I can always use your prayers.
May you receive His blessings today and continue to trust in the one Mediator, Jesus Christ.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, is a Bishop in the Lutheran Orthodox Church and can be reached at 812-614-2160or, firstname.lastname@example.org.