Pray One for Another

Prayer means to intervene or arbitrate for restoration for another.  The Lord Jesus modeled this type of prayer in John 14:16; Genesis 20:7; 1 Samuel 7:5; 1 Samuel 12:13; and 2 Chronicles 7:14. The prayer of faith bears much fruit.  We must Trust in the Lord to deliver and answer our prayers according to His will.  James 5:16 says we should “Pray for one another, that you may be healed.”  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

 

The presence of sin may be the cause of one’s sickness and/or financial hardship.  However, judgement is for the Lord God alone.  We must confess and pray that our sins may be forgiven.  The Lord says that “if we confess our sins He is faithful to forgive our sins.”  The consistent “fervent” earnest prayers one for another will prevail.  “For all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) God honors unity in prayers for another for He says when two or three come together in agreement in His name He would dwell in the midst. (Matthew 18:19-20)

 

Scripture Verses for Meditation:

 

“Pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” ~ James 5:16

 

“It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”

~ Isaiah 65:24

 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” ~ Matthew 7:7

 

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” ~ Matthew 21:22

 

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” ~ 1 John 5:14, 15

 

“Call on Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

~ Jeremiah 33:3

 

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

 

“So, shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” ~ Isaiah 55:11

 

“Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses.  For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered.”

~ Romans 8:26

 

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” ~ John 15:7

 

Prayer

 

Lord God, thank You for the promise of Your Word that tells me when I call upon You, that You will answer me, and show me great and mighty things (Jeremiah 33:3).  This awesome promise encourages me to learn to pray more effectively and to experience all you have for me in prayer.  You also said to pray one for another that we may be healed (James 5:16).  Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the confidence and hope I have in You, that, if I ask anything according to your will, you do hear me.  And because I know You hear me, I know that I will receive whatever petitions I ask for (1 John 5:14-15).  Lord God, Your Word reveals Your will to me, (2 Timothy 3:16).  As I meditate on these promises, and learn to pray Your Word and Your will, I know Your Word will never return to You void.  It will always accomplish Your purposes (Isaiah 55:11).  Thank You, Father, for Your Holy Spirit who helps me to pray more effectively, for when I am not sure how to pray about a matter, the Holy Spirit comes to my aid (Romans 8:26).  Heavenly Father, thank You for teaching me how to pray more effectively and how to pray one for another.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

 

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Spiritual Wellness and Moments of Meditation Contributor; email: cburns@naavets.org