How are you? How is your week going? Have you been praying?
I notice that it’s so easy for me to go through the week and pray for myself and my family. I pray for our health, safety, and faith. I pray for grace, mercy, and wisdom. It’s so easy to pray for myself and for my loved ones.
However, it’s not as easy praying for others. I have to be very intentional about it. It’s easier to pray for our congregation, but it’s difficult to remember and pray for every single person. It’s difficult to pray for people I don’t know. It’s most difficult to pray for my enemies.
But we are called to pray. We are called to lift up our lives, loved ones, strangers, and even enemies. We saw that this past Sunday when Abraham interceded for the wicked city of Sodom. And he interceded for them on the basis of the righteousness of a few.
Do we pray for others? Do we pray for one another? Do we pray for the stranger? Do we pray for our enemies? Do we pray for our world?
We can intercede for others, because there is One who is interceding for us. He is interceding for God’s glory and for our good. He does not pray for us on the basis of our righteousness. We are like the wicked Sodom in this passage. No… He prays for us on the basis of the righteousness of (not a few but) one: His own. And it has been given to us through the cross.
Take some time to cherish the cross where Christ has taken on your wickedness while giving to you your righteousness. Enjoy the truth that the Most High Priest is interceding on your behalf. Then, take some time to pray, not only for yourselves but for others.
COME OUT THIS SATURDAY @7:30AM TO HELP WITH CHURCH BUILDING CLEANUP! WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET! See you all for Lord’s Day Worship this Sunday!
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