~Friday for Friends~
One of the greatest things you can do for your friends and enemies is PRAY for them.
1. We should pray for one another
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
"Brothers and sisters, pray for us." 1 Thessalonians 5:25 (NIV)
2. We should pray for our enemies
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," Matthew 5:44 (NIV)
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Luke 6:27-28 (NIV)
3. We should pray for rulers
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)
Prayer is a powerful tool. Let's use it.
How about you? Do you pray for others? What other verses do you know on the topic?