Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Privilege of Prayer ♥

"Where two or more are gathered in my name, there will I (God) be also."

It is a wonderful opportunity and privilege when  people ask you to pray for them.

Over time I have been honoured to be asked to pray for quite a few people: sometimes the prayer request is for an individual person and the intention they are petitioning our Heavenly Father for, and at other times I am asked to join in with a group who are praying for another person.

In my belief it should be considered an honour to be asked to pray for others. What an opportunity to be a part of the body of Christ. To be able to share in the dependence and love of our Saviour,  whom we come to in complete faith and trust.

I also have been blessed to ask for prayer for individual and family concerns both here on my blog, on various message boards and since on FB to my various friends there as well.

We are very privileged in our society to be able to ask for prayer from far away by those  known to us through the various Internet exchanges we have made, and the friendship developed. We have  the scope for true world wide prayer that has been opened through this medium. For those of us who are more isolated it is a gift I think we should be truly thankful for........ and so I am.

So as I join in with  Trish in her lovely 'LACEwork' this week (click on the image below) I hope not only to encourage you in line with Trish's guidelines
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
but to also thank those of you who visit here and encourage me too, whether through comments or prayer of just with the opportunity to share a little of the important things in my life ♥

Blessings to you and your homes,


Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gae, thanks for joining L.A.C.E. today-I've linked you up.
What a lovely picture!
I actually made a new LACE button today with a similar image :-)
My friend, I so agree with you, about the privilege of praying for one another!
What a huge blessing it is to know that some caring heart is interceding for us in our trials.
And with the internet, it's amazing to be in prayer for a soul half a world away!!
Thank you for the prayers you've prayed for me and mine, dear lady.
You are a real blessing to us :-)
love in Jesus..Trish

Storybook Woods said...

My mother has the gift of prayer and raised us to see prayer and an amazing thing to do for others. I think we forget how powerful prayer is and do not use it enough xoxo Clarice

Gina said...


That verse in Philippeans is one of my favorites. And prayer is such an honor and privileged.



Anonymous said...

It is a gift...nothing more than that. It is the greatest gift Our Lord has bestowed upon us that love Him.

To be able to come to Him for prayer. To just be able to speak our hearts to Him.

A blessing indeed!

~ Maria ~

Sandra said...

I've never thought of this before but you're certainly right, praying for someone is a privelege. Thank you for this reminder.


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