Mornings With God

July 12

Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to join fervently with me in prayer to God on my behalf. — Rom 15:30 NET

Happy is he who has friends who pray for him.

Paul earnestly beseeches his friends to pray for him. He felt constant need of remembrance in prayer. There is nothing our friends could do for us that would mean half so much to us as to speak our names to God.

A little boy, after family worship, conducted by a guest, in which the child’s name had been mentioned, said to his mother, “I am so glad Dr. Lyman told God my name. He’ll know me now when He sees me.”

There is great comfort in knowing that others pray for us. Then there is no way in which we can help others so wisely as by praying for them. We do not know what our friends need. Our way of trying to help them may do them more harm than good. We may relieve them of burdens or cares that God wanted them to keep and carry for a while, for their own good.

If, however, we ask God to help them by making them strong, He will do for them only that which is best.

Mornings With God - July 12

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.