Pray for One Another

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere” (Ephesians 6:18).

Paul’s exhortation to the church in Ephesus was to remain alert and persistent in prayer. He encouraged them to pray for each other and to constantly lift each other up to God. I believe that our relationships would be a lot better, if we prayed about the things that we don’t like about each other, rather than talk and complain about them.

Most marriages would be better off, if spouses prayed about the things they don’t like about each other. Constantly talking about what irritates us can translate into nagging, complaining or fault finding.“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James‬ ‭5:16‬).

I believe that as we pray, God transforms the person that we pray for and he also does a work in us and offers grace, to deal with the things that we pray about. Our relationships will then improve, because if we care enough to pray, then that is the best place to start. We have to guard against resentment and bitterness, which can easily spring up even in the healthiest relationships. There are times when speaking the truth in love, is helpful and a healthy way to improve relationships. At other times when talking does not seem to help, then it is time to pray.

Praying reduces anxiety and it helps us to surrender our cares to God, with the recognition that we are powerless to change others. We pray and God will convict and transform us and the ones we pray for. God honours unity and he is invested in the health and vitality of our relationships, but we have to go to him in prayer. “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:17‬).


9 thoughts on “Pray for One Another

  1. Powerful scripture

    “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere” (Ephesians 6:18).

    How do we make that we don’t allow pressure to stop us from praying always?

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    1. If we are pressured to the point where we feel that we cannot pray, then we have to re-evaluate our priorities. Perhaps we are keeping ourselves busy with things that God didn’t design for us. God blesses us and he adds no sorrow with it and he gives his children rest. We have to be careful not to become so busy doing things that we don’t have enough time for relationship. This is a trap that many people in ministry fall into. Jesus told Martha that Mary had chosen the better part. Sitting at the feet of Jesus over running around in an effort to serve everyone, while missing out on being fed and nurtured. Stay blessed. 🙏🏾

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