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Who Is Your Prayer Partner?
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrew 7: 25)
Every once in a while, I am reminded of one of the perks that I am blessed with in my place of employment, which is the number of people who pray for me and my family. I work in the addiction ministry at America’s Keswick Colony of Mercy. This ministry has not only existed but produced much fruit, even in the thirteen years that I have been here. I constantly remind folks that we owe it all to the prayers of God’s people.
But I must confess that I am not always faithful to pray for everyone who asks. Sometimes I am preoccupied with other matters and sometimes I just forget. I am human. There are some of the saints that I know who are more faithful and diligent than I in prayer . I count it a privilege to be on their prayer lists. But as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and members of His family by virtue of that belief, we have a prayer partner whose faithfulness in praying for us is without a flaw. He is our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
While on earth, He prayed for His followers. I believe that He was praying for His disciples the night that they got caught in a storm at sea. I know that He prayed for Peter when He knew that Peter was going to fail by denying Him. He even prayed for His enemies who persecuted Him viciously as they hung Him on a cross to die. As a result of Jesus’ prayers for His persecutors, a number of them were saved when Peter preached a sermon shortly afterward in Jerusalem.
All of these instances give me hope, because I know that the frequency and fruitfulness of His petitions are not dependent on my performance or perfection. How grateful we must remain that at this very moment we have the Ultimate Prayer Partner in Jesus Christ our Risen Savior.
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7: 25). Lord, thank you for the prayers that you utter on my behalf to the Father. Chaplain Jim Freed is the Director of Men’s Addiction Recovery Ministries at America’s Keswick
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 7433-7456). . Kindle Edition.
Think About This: The true spirit of prayer does not consist in asking for blessings, but in receiving Him who is the giver of all blessing, and in living a life of fellowship with Him. Sadhu Sundar Singh
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18