How did week one of the challenge go for you? As of Sunday evening, I have the plan in place and the supplies I need to complete my little project for the friend God brought to mind, but I haven’t been able to deliver it yet. So don’t give up if you haven’t gotten yours done yet! I’m not going to hand over grade cards or tardy slips. I promise. 🙂
Now let’s move on to this week’s challenge! This one is big! Huge, actually, yet it won’t cost you a penny to complete. Are you ready for it?
This week, commit to pray for your friends. Don’t skip this one! Make a list of friends in your life and spend intentional time each day this week praying for them. Pray specifically for any needs you know they have. Pray blessings on them and their families. Pray for health and/or healing in their lives.
Can I encourage you to take it a step further and let them know you’re praying? Let’s face it. Far too often, the good intentions to pray for others don’t lead to accomplishing the intercession because we are forgetful people. However, if I send someone a message letting her know that I’m going to be praying for her that day, then I will remember to follow through because I don’t want to go back on my word about something as important as praying for others.
So pick a person or small group of people to pray for each day, let them know that you will be praying, ask them if they have any specific requests, and then pray for your friends as often as the LORD brings them to your mind over the course of the day.
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16
Okay. It’s time to get started! Don’t make it complicated; just go pray. It really, truly, without a doubt will make a difference in the lives of others this week.