wORDS OF ENCOURAGEMent

MAY 18, 2024

Scripture

 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified everywhere, just as it is among you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1

 

Reflections

 

It is one thing to pray to God alone when in need.  It’s another thing to know others are praying for you.

 

The Apostle Paul, Silvanus and Timothy were separated from the believers in Thessalonica.  They must have felt isolated and alone.  But when it came to their calling to make the word of the Lord known, they remembered they were not alone.  Their brothers and sisters in Thessalonica shared in that same calling.

 

Even if we feel lonely, we are not alone.  We have brothers and sisters in the faith who are in this with us.  Christianity is a “team sport”.  When faced with the difficulties and temptations of this life, it’s next to impossible to make it on our own.  We need caring brothers and sisters to encourage us, pick us up when we stumble, guide us, pray for us, and even correct us.

 

We have been given each other as a gift.  We do not need to feel the entire burden on our shoulders.  We share the same calling to make the word of the Lord known.  We pray for one another.  We’re not alone.

 

It makes a huge difference when we know others are praying for us.

 

Prayer

 

Lord God, thank you for giving me brothers and sisters in the faith to encourage me.  I pray for my brothers and sisters in the faith that your word may spread through them.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Full Reading2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

 

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