My Prayer For You
“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” -2 Thessalonians 3:5
Paul ends each of his letters expressing the prayers he has for the church he is writing to. He begins with thanksgiving, gives some commentary and instruction, and always ends with a reminder that he is praying for them. What a wonderful structure for us to model in our correspondence and interaction with fellow believers.
What would happen if you opened up every conversation at school or at work by telling others how grateful you are for them and for what God is doing in their lives? Usually we skip right to the commentary part. And to be honest, our commentary doesn’t always take the form of humble instruction given to benefit others, but rather, and unwarranted opinion on an outfit or new relationship. We can do better. Myself included.
So I end this writing by telling all who read these words, I am praying for you. We are all praying for you.
PRAYER: I pray that God would bless you and grow you up to be more like him every day. I pray that he would use this ministry, and others, to edify your character, and strengthen the bond between you and Christ. And, to steal Paul’s exact words, I pray that the Lord would direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”