Friday, September 18, 2015

Who Is on Your 2 AM Prayer List?

Today’s devotion in Our Daily Bread was entitled 2:00 AM Friends. When I saw the title, I was thinking about my 2:00 AM prayer list, which comprises people I know. I pray for them when I wake in the middle of the night (when you get older, you get to do this every night). Colossians 4:12 was part of the daily reading, “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured” (NIV). I pray for salvations, marriages, health, and whatever may be going on in their lives. Some of those needing salvation are hard-core atheists. I can’t say I wrestle, as I seldom stay awake after I’m finished. However, I know who I’m addressing my prayer to and God never sleeps or slumbers (Ps 121:4).[1] The length of my prayers is not an issue (Matt 6:7)[2] and even my faith is not an issue because my Jesus is faithful (2 Tim 2:13).[3] Who is on your prayer list?

[1] Ps 121:4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
[2] Matt 6:7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
[3] 2 Tim 2:13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

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