Prayer obligation

So tonight at work, I had a random thing happen to me. One of my associates came up to me and said, “hey Ryan, I need you to put someone on your prayer list.” Not too often do I have someone say that to me, especially at work. 

So I say, “of course,” and I pull my phone out of my pocket and put her prayer request in my phone. At that point, another associate says, “did you really just put that in your phone?” I said, “yea, I don’t want to forget.” She said, “that’s cool,” and then a couple seconds later she comes around the corner and says, “can you put this prayer request in your phone?” 

Now based on fruit I see in people’s life, I’d say that the second person is much further away from Christ than the first. So please, don’t miss this, but these are situations that we as Christian’s have to look out for. I have no doubt that seeds were planted in her life tonight. 

So how many times do you say you will prayer for someone or for something…and then you don’t do it, whether you forgot or maybe you just said that you’d pray because it sounded good. But as Christ Followers it is our obligation to intercede in people’s lives when they don’t have a relationship with Him. 

1 Timothy 2:1, 3 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. This is good and pleases God our Savior.

If you aren’t investing in other people with your prayer life…start today! 


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