For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Prayer Warriors

Romans 15:30-33
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
 Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there, so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.  The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

The apostle Paul journeyed across continents to spread the truth about Jesus. He spent time with churches, helping them to ground their faith in the Lord’s word and the glory of his resurrection. Many times he shared how to live life as a Christian. Quite often Paul coveted their prayers.

As Paul prepares to travel to Jerusalem, he seeks prayer from the church in Rome. He trusts that his friends will lift him up to God. Once he asked them to pray he trusted that they did and he moved forward in his travels. Many times I ask for prayer. I send a message to my family and friends to lift up needs or praises to our heavenly father. I trust that they’ll talk to God on my behalf. But sometimes, I still mill over the problem or worry about the outcome. I want to be more like Paul and let go of the need and move forward in faith knowing that God hears the prayers.

Thank you God for all the prayer warriors in my life!


  1. Sometimes I do the same thing, Penny. It's hard to find the balance between praying in faith then letting it go and praying frequently and fervently for a need. It's a good thing God understands us and doesn't mind how we pray...just that we take the time to connect our hearts to him in prayer.

    Thanks for sharing this devo with us. ~Jan

  2. A former pastor used to say, "Why pray when you can worry?"--just to make a point! And you make a very good point too. We need to pray and move ahead. And thank God for dedicated prayer warriors.