March 25 - 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25 - 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I heard the story so many times, I don’t even need to search for it.  As to its veracity, I can’t commit, but the story remains strong in my heart.

It was World War II and a young man was on the battlefield.  The battle was going badly for them and he managed to make it back to the trench, but his buddy didn't  He fell, but didn't die and everyone heard his cries for help. It was too dangerous, however for them to go back to get him.  The young man kept checking his watch. Over and over, he pulled back his sleeve and watched the time. Then, in a flash, he bolted out of the trench, grabbed his buddy and pulled him back to safety.  When asked, he told them that every morning at nine o’clock he knew his mother was home praying for his protection. He had confidence in her prayers and the moment his watch told him that she was in prayer, he knew that would be the safest he could be.

Who do you pray for?  Do they know that your commitment to pray for them is as strong as your love for them?

Paul prayed for each of his churches. He told them over and over that he was committed to lifting them before God so that God could be glorified in their lives and in their communities.

Pray for each other.