Friday, June 6, 2008

When You Pray

At the close of the day when you kneel to pray,
will you remember me? I need help every day,
this is why I pray, Will you remember me?
When you pray will you pray for me,
For I need His Love and His care---
When you pray will you pray for me,
Will you whisper my name in your prayer?

When I pray I will pray for you,
For you need His Love and His care---
When I pray I will pray for you,
I will whisper your name in my prayer.
[Audrey Mieir]

Paul Praying Always For You [Colossians Saints]
Colossians 1:1-9 New Century Version
From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am an apostle because this is what God wanted. Also from Timothy, our brother. To the holy and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ that live in Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we have heard about the faith you have in Christ Jesus and the love you have for all of God's people. You have this faith and love because of your hope, and what you hope for is kept safe for you in heaven. You learned about this hope when you heard the message about the truth, the Good News that was told to you. Everywhere in the world that Good News is bringing blessings and is growing. This has happened with you, too, since you heard the Good News and understood the truth about the grace of God. You learned about God's grace from Epaphras, whom we love. He works together with us and is a faithful servant of Christ for us. He also told us about the love you have from the Holy Spirit. Because of this, since the day we heard about you, we have continued praying for you, asking God that you will know fully what He wants.

Wow, this is a wonderful example about Paul who had heard the good news about Saints in Colosse. Paul listened to Epaphras, who was the minister or pastor of the Church at Colosse and he was so impressed about three things that they had: hope, faith and love. They heard the Good News from Epaphras and it changed their lives. Why? Because of the hope, they had faith and love for others to learn about God's grace for everyone. Paul prayed for them so will you pray for your people in your church like Paul and Epaphras had done? Prayer Changes Things.