The blessing of intercessory prayer

I’ve been thinking this week about how wonderful it is to be supported in prayer and to support others in prayer. Intercessory prayer is one of the privileges of being part of the body of Christ.

It is so easy to want to or feel that we have to “go it on our own” when in reality we were placed into the body of believers–the church, for the sake of community.  Community is intended to be there for the ups and downs.

1 Corinthians 12:26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. (ESV)

So when someone asks for prayer–we should say thanks.  Thanks for giving us the blessing of supporting you.

We all need people to help strengthen our faith as we journey through life. When we face trials of various kinds and support each other in prayer–then we are being the body of Christ.

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