So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent and persistent prayer for him was being made to God by the church. ACTS 12:5 AMP
It is sickening that the Church of this last days, do not pray for each other. How we have grown in the wrong direction baffles me.
These days, when we see brethren in bondage to sin, being persecuted, arrested by poverty, troubles, failures, and the likes, WE, the Church, Pastors and congregants alike point fingers, makes jest, insinuates demeaning remarks etcetera, about them.
We are charged by Christ to pray for each other, including those we perceive as enemies – James 5:16, Matthew 5:44
It’s even worst when snide remarks are heard from the pulpit!
Christians! Christ beloved and followers, please repent! We must start loving Christ genuinely by caring for His body, one another!
Just think about it friends! Will Jesus know a brother or Sister in need and not reach out to such?
Take a look around, how many people have you personally touched with kindness?
How many in your congregation, family, friends and acquitances have you shown kindness? Just being nice!!! I mean, this may be all that someone needs!
How about prayer? How many do you know struggling, arrested and in prison, enclosed about by poverty, lack, relationship woes, addiction, and the likes, have you earnestly prayed up?
This is what true Christianity is all about! Caring for one another enough to talk to the Father on their behalf positively.
I said positively because many would rather God takes some off the face of the earth so they can shine more, or covet what belongs to them.
Friends, I charge you in Christ name to pray for a brother or Sister you know or perceive may be going through an unpalatable situation.
Just do it and you’ll see how satisfying it is. Your Spirit man will confirm the heart of the Father and you will feel peace like never before.
Try it! It is liberating!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!