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We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Colossians 1:3 (NKJV)

We’ve all had someone come to us in need at some point in our lives, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably found yourself feeling like you weren’t qualified to help, or perhaps you were simply at a loss for what to say. 

When it comes to being a Christian witness, whether it is at home, at school, or in the work place, it is important for us to remember we do not have to know everything there is to know about the Word of God to be effective in our ministering to others in need.  We don’t have to possess all the answers to every question, or deliver a three-point message each time we open our mouths to encourage someone. Sometimes it is just stopping and saying a little prayer for the person the Lord has placed upon our heart, or brought within our lives this day.

…pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16 (NKJV)

When we pray it is a powerful witness, as it shows a deep abiding love for those receiving prayer, and it shows our belief in the power of our Lord to both provide and heal.  In essence, we are providing a gift that cannot be purchased.

I have found myself at a loss for words at various times when attempting to help someone, and I believe this is very much a part of God’s plan for teaching me to be totally dependent upon Him. When this happens I simply acknowledge the power of seeking the Lord and saying a little prayer for the person I am attempting to minister to.

When we find ourselves confronted with someone who is filled with anxiety, anger, hurt, grief, or pain, let’s acknowledge that God is giving us an opportunity to go vertical to Him.  Let’s ask God what to pray for and then just follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Ask the person who is in need, “Hey, can I pray for you? The Lord just laid it upon my heart…” Then simply begin to pray, “Lord, I want to lift up this person and ask for Your perfect peace to be given to them as they keep their mind upon You and as they trust You…

Try this the next time. You will be surprised at their response as you show them God’s love through prayer.  You will also find God’s blessing upon your life, as you become a part of His ministry, and as you fulfill the role He has intended for you specifically.

STUDY QUESTION:  According to James 5:16, what happens to the prayer of a righteous man?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Have you found yourself at a loss for words in the past when someone is obviously hurt or frustrated?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Make it your goal to allow the Lord to work through you in blessing others.  Begin to pray for others when given the opportunity.  Choose to not be intimidated, nor be so concerned with how your prayer may sound, because it isn’t about your choice of words; it’s about your choice of heart and willingness to be used by God.

PRAYER: Father, I Thank You for allowing me to speak to You directly in the form of prayer.  It is an awesome privilege to be able to lift others up in prayer as well.  Lord, help me to pray for those you send my way today. Show me what to pray for and give me the boldness to seek Your help through prayer.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott




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