Committing Afresh to Prayer

As another year commences, let me encourage you to commit yourself afresh in Christ to “rejoicing always, praying without ceasing, and giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)


And as you “pray without ceasing”, what more powerful way to pray for yourself, and your brothers and sisters in Christ than to follow the pattern of Paul’s prayers in Eph. 1:15-23 and Eph. 3:14-21?  Ask God to help you increasingly understand the meaning of all Paul is praying about in these passages, and ask Him to bring these things to pass in your life, and the lives of others, for His glory!


Very practically, I encourage you to pick a regular time each day, perhaps for 15-20 minutes, and pray through the church directory.  Additionally, our weekly prayer guide is a helpful resource for praying about your brothers and sisters at RCG, and for many people beyond RCG.


May the Lord help us all to be diligent in these matters, even as He has exhorted us to be “…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”.  (Eph. 6:18)


Praying for you, and with you,