Monday, October 23
(Pray For God’s People Experiencing Persecutions)
TO THE BIBLE Hebrews 13:3 GNB
“Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.
In Acts 12, the disciples of Jesus found themselves in a predicament: Herod had seized James and killed him. When he discovered that this pleased the Jews, he went further and apprehended Peter. The Church had by this time realised that if they didn’t intercede for Peter, he would suffer the same fate as James. Consequently, the Bible says “...prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him (Peter)” (Acts 12:5 KJV).
Whilst they were praying, Peter was rescued miraculously from prison by an angel of the Lord. Thank God they had learnt their lesson; albeit, at a high cost. It’s important that we intercede for our fellow brothers and sisters who are experiencing persecutions. Sadly however, some believers only come together to talk about how bad things have gone and all the evil happening in the world. They shut their eyes to the problems other believers are facing. I tell people that there are no casual visits. Every time you have the opportunity to be with another believer, don’t spend all the time on trivial or irrelevant discussions; take some time to join your hands together in intercession for brethren in the Church.
Don’t be lazy in praying for other believers around the world and interceding for men everywhere. Be actively involved in this; and the good things you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.
Romans 8:26; 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Dear Father, thank you for making the souls of men all over the world beautiful to me. I thank you for stirring in me the spirit of intercession, and today, I make power available for salvation, healing, restoration and protection for my brothers and sisters in Christ, all over the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 5:1-25, Jeremiah 13-14
Hebrews 11:17-40, Ezekiel 22
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