Day 12: Who Prays for you…Matters
Let’s begin with a scripture! I love The Message version of Luke 22:31-32
“Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. Simon, I’ve prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start.”
Who prays for you…matters! There has been countless times in my life, where if someone didn’t pray for me I would’ve missed the mark. Sometimes people deny prayer because they think it’s an indirect way of someone saying that they are spiritually inadequate. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus informs Peter of Satan’s next move. In the New Living Translation, it says : “Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat”. Now, THAT in itself encourages me, that Satan has to ask to whom I belong to, if he can come after me. And guess what? Access denied! And the enemy has to obey, I LOVE IT! It goes without saying: Who prays for you? Who mentions you in their prayers? When they pray for you, does the enemy say “Jesus I know?! Paul I know?! But who are you?!” Is the person praying for you an enemy of God by way of an unknown or unknown sin? Is the person praying GOD’S intentions for your life or their own? Are they praying soulish prayers? If they pray for me, will God hang up that call and say “Wrong number”? Will my warfare increased? These questions are important. That’s why being planted in a bible believing church is VERY important. The Spirit of God is always doing something new and different. You have to know God’s ways not just His acts. Being in the right church will allow you to flourish in that way. For so long, I felt that no one prayed for me. I would go through so much till the point of death. I found myself in situations, where my own voice was muted and just laid waiting to hear my own last breathe. But thank God for mercy! I thank God for spiritual mothers and fathers because now when I have someone who says their praying for me; I can feel the affect of their prayers. But I have also experienced the opposite. Where I wasn’t as discerning as I should’ve been and allowed the wrong person to pray for me. And after that prayer, all hell broke loose. You know what had to happen to stop the plague? Someone else had to step in. There is NOTHING like a mother or a father to tell the enemy on behalf of their kid…that’s enough, back up and sit down. This is one of the GREATEST gifts God has EVER given to me. God thank you for teaching me this lesson in 2013.