God invites us into community with one another. This community is who will teach us, challenge us and sustain us in our journey of faith. Who are some of the people pictured in your home? How can you pray for them this week? When someone new comes to mind, find a way to help you to remember to pray for them in the coming week. Maybe you'll save a picture of them on your phone, write their name on your calendar, or make a note of them in your prayer journal. These may be a helpful reminder to lift them up in prayer.
In Paul's letter to the Thessalonians he gives us an example of how and why we can pray for one another. With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
-2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
Prayer for Today
Gracious God, Open our hearts to those we hold most dear. Thank you for giving me ____________ (name someone who is on your heart) to help me grow in knowledge and understanding of your love. In Christ's Name, Amen.