As I was praying today, my heart was flooded with the faces and needs of others. As I prayed for each of them, a thought crossed my mind. “I have many needs of my own, I should be praying over some of my own needs.”
Just as that thought crossed my mind, a scripture rose up in my heart.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7, KJV)
I thought of the many times I have received a call, a text, an email with someone saying they are praying for me.
Even this morning as I was praying, I received a text from a person I had prayed with last night. They were thanking me for my prayers and letting me know that they are praying for me as well.
I love the way God works. I love the way this Body works.
The Bible tells us that faith works by love (Galatians 5:6). Is it wrong to pray for your own needs? Definitely not. I pray for my own needs too, but when love leads us to pray for others, don’t let the enemy tell you your own need for prayer is being neglected. As you sow prayers full of faith, hope and love for others, God is stirring faith, hope and love in others’ hearts to pray for you.
Pray for one another… The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (James 5:16, KJV & Amplified)
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. (Ephesians 1:16, Amplified)
Praying for you 🙂