“I said a little prayer this morning for you to have a great day.”
These simple words by Kristy Huntsman stayed with me for days. She posted them on my Facebook wall, and the for-no-special-reason encouragement made me smile every time I thought of it. She prayed to the Father on my behalf! I felt loved and strengthened.
A little prayer has a lot of power.
- It brings the peace of God- Phil. 4:6,7
- It brings God near- Psa. 145:18
- It brings good gifts- Matt. 7:11
- It brings the Spirit’s help- Rom. 8:26
- It brings healing- James 5:16
- It brings forgiveness- 1 John 1:9
- It brings mercy and grace- Heb. 4:16
These truths about prayer remind me of a few things. First, I should never take an offered prayer for granted. It’s a meaningful and mighty gesture. Second, I should follow through when I offer to pray for others. It’s so easy to say, “I’ll pray for you.” It takes intentional diligence to actually do it. And third, I should offer to pray more. There are needs and hurts and fears, and I can definitely pray in those situations. But I can also offer a prayer on your behalf when there’s no special reason. What a blessing God has given us!
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy” (Phil. 1:3,4).