Friday, July 16, 2021

1 Timothy 2:1 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 Timothy 2:1

I urge, then, first of all, which petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people


Across the street from the Jeremiah Tree, there is a retirement community, and every so often, I would look out the window while I was working out and see one of the residents out there smoking or walking their dog, and I would be prompted to pray for them. As my life sped up and my focus turned from selfless to selfish, this practice faded. Yesterday, as I was working out, I was reminded of this, and the Lord prompted me to pray for each individual I saw out there and to make it a practice to do this each day.


So, the challenge I felt like the Lord wanted me to bring to you today is this: As we go about our normal routine, let’s take some time out of each day and sit on your porch or in your car in a parking lot and just pray for each person that walks by. If you can’t get out of the house, then scroll your news feed and pray for each person that pops up!


God calls us to be a people that pray, not just for those closest to us or those in His family but for all His lost sheep. They may be strangers to you, but they aren’t to God. He knows their needs and their hearts, and I feel like if we stopped arguing and started praying, then more change would happen. So, I challenge you to take a few minutes out of each day over the next week to pray for people who will never know who you are or that you prayed for them, but God will, and I believe He will honor that and bless you as well!!!


Let’s be a people of prayer, a people that take each other to the Throne Room, and a people that are willing to get outside ourselves and get into Christ!


I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!!




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