Need an infusion of God in your family? Try this


What’s In A Prayer? You Might Be Surprised…

“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed.”

James 5:16 (MSG)

Sunday morning’s a great time to meet with God— as is a Wednesday night Bible Study, a good Christian conference…or even your own private devotional time.

But if you want an infusion of God every day in the place where you live, here’s an idea.

Instead of looking to the church-house, start by looking to your own.

Ask yourself this question: In your own family, are you doing what this verse says?

“Make this your common practice…pray for each other…”

 

When’s the last time you and your family members— the people who live in your house that you see everyday— prayed for one another?

Not just the almost automatic whispered-under-your-breath kind of prayer that you moms understand.

I mean the kind where you really look someone in the eye, lay your hands on them, and pray for them…person-to-person?

What would happen if every day— say, when your family members leave for school or work— you took a moment to stop everything and pray for each other?

The Bible tells us what happens. God shows up.

“For where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

And why does it say to confess your sins and pray for each other?

“… so that you can live together whole and healed.”

Just think about that.

Together.

Whole.

Healed.

Does that sound good to you?

Then put it to the test. Make a small but  regular time to pray for your family members each day.

Ask God to provide everything they need for whatever they have to do that day. Thank God for them. Pray for God’s blessing and peace everywhere they go.

You’ll be pulling the presence of the Most High right into your midst.

And if this promise in James 5:16 turns out to be true, you’ll certainly be glad you did.

Peace In Christ,

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