Has this every happened to you? Someone asks you to pray about something and you respond, “You bet.” Then, the next time you see them, you suddenly remember you forgot to pray. So, you do a quick, “God help them with (fill in the blank). That way you can say with a clear conscience, “Hey, I’ve been praying for you!” Maybe that’s never happened to you. But, it used to happen to me all the time. It’s not that I don’t care. I just have a lousy memory.
A few years ago, I began the practice of praying for people right on the spot. They are usually pretty shocked. Which is kind of a funny reaction from someone who just asked you to pray. Recently, I began encouraging people, who asked me to pray, to hit me with a text whenever they needed prayer for their situation. Just a simple “pray.” Now, whenever I get that text, I stop and say a prayer for them.
A few months ago I began texting and encouraging the people I was praying for. I wanted them to know that someone was thinking and praying about their situation. I had no idea the impact it would have. Responses like, “I needed that message this morning” and “you have no idea how much that means to me right now.” Now, whenever I pray for someone I hit them with a quick text.
Do you have a friend or family member that needs prayer? Pray for them and then send them a text letting them know you are praying and thinking about them today.
Do you need prayer? Why not text a friend or family member today and ask them to pray for you?
If you have a prayer request you would like to share with your church family let us know. You can submit a prayer request at http://corechurch.com/prayer. Our prayer team will join with you in praying every day for the next 30 days.
There is nothing more powerful than the body of Christ praying for one another.