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The power of praying for others

By Lindi Amah

And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10

We see the life of a man who had it all and lost it all in a flash. A man who decided to stay steadfast in his love for God despite everyone around Him including his wife told him to forget God. In the end he received it a even more.

Its so easy to pray and speak blessings on people who love you and pray for you and give you good things . Would you still find it easy to pray for that person that is treating you like rubbish, calling you names making your life miserable?

The truth is as hard as it is, that is what God expects of us as Christians. Jesus says love your enemies, do good to those who hurt you (Luke 6:27-36) . If we only pray for those on our side then what makes us different from non-Christians. We expect God to show love to messy people like us who are sometimes against God just by our thoughts but yet it’s is hard for us to do the same to someone who accidentally steps on our shoe?

How are we God like if we don’t act like the God who loves our messy selves.

I know it is hard, you might be  thinking  “lady you don’t understand , that person does not deserve my prayers” . The truth is if you are expecting from God, if you expecting restoration the only way is to pray for those People especially your worst enemy. When we start to put aside our own feelings, we start to see God work so much for us and truly you will feel much better.

Today I chose to remember to pray for others even those against me and that God is able to bring about restoration in abundance like He did for Job after he prayed for his friends.  

Prayer

God thank You for loving me and accepting me Every time, even when I am absolutely unbearable You still take me in and forgive me over and over again.

Lord help me to be the same.  I pray for all people that have done wrong to me, I pray You will bless them exceedingly.

Thank you that You are always merciful

In Jesus name

Amen