Hello Amazing Reader,

Welcome to your best week yet. It’s the last week of June, and the last week in the first half of 2024. God’s word assures us that better is the end of a matter, than the beginning (Eccl.7:8) that’s why I am confident that it’ll be our best week so far. I encourage you to believe this and expect a torrent of testimonies this week.

Our meditation today is on prayer, specifically, intercessory prayers.

Growing up, I remember we used to sing this song at church quite often:

Somebody, somewhere is praying for you,
Asking the Lord to carry you through...

This isn’t all of it, but this is the part I remember (I should probably look it up on YouTube). I find this a powerful song because it describes the potency of prayer. The person praying for you might be continents away or standing right next to you, but distance doesn’t matter. As long as you are genuinely praying for this person or people, God is available to answer.

There’s a popular saying, “If there’s a man to pray, there’s a God to answer.” Your responsibility is to make yourself available to pray, and God takes over to respond.

In Paul’s letters, we often saw him tell the people that he was praying for them. In Ephesians 1:15-17, he told the church in Ephesus:

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

This is one of several instances. We also see examples of other patriarchs and how they prayed for others. For example, Abraham pleaded with God in prayer for the preservation of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18:16-33). Prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 12:23 placed himself under a vow to continue to pray for the Israelites, in spite of their disobedience to God.

You too can offer someone, a group of people, a nation or continent the gift of your prayer. You can be that person praying to God to carry people through, like the song I referred to earlier.

Are you willing to be a vessel of prayer this week, and beyond?

Have a thoroughly blessed week,