Man: “Dear Lord, I thank you that I am far away from the zone of Cov-19.”

1st Woman: “Heavenly Father, thank you for that my mother-in-law is dead.”

2nd Woman: Sweet darling Jesus, please, drive lots of customers away from my neighbour’s shop and direct them to mine.”


Have you ever heard people’s praying or seen their prayer requests? Or have you been praying about something and all of a sudden you pause because you realise something is wrong with your words?

We are all in it, and it becomes saddened that many of us are not conscious of what we asked for when we prayed. First, prayer is the substantive channel to establishing profound, permanent relationships with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We are connected to them through our utterances. This is why the Bible cautions in several verses of the Word of God that we ought to watch what comes out of our mouth.

While praying to God is a private business as a Christian, it is likewise the route to intercede on behalf of others. Life is not always about us alone. A full, rich and completed life is when we carry others along even when they are not part of our everyday life. Prayer plays that perfect role for us to include people who we want God to help.

There are friends or strangers who I don’t see anymore. These are friends who have moved on to live somewhere else, and life has taken them off my trajectory. These are strangers I sat with on the same aeroplane to London or met on the Tube, or at the park where I used to run, or in stores, or just waved at each other without actually knowing them. It is not every day I remember every one of them, but when I do, I send out a whispered prayer in their direction. My doing so is because I have realised in many circumstances and occurrences in my life that some people somewhere out there are praying for me. I could sense this in many breakthroughs.

Hence, the happiness we pray to God to give us will only come to us through our contributions to others and how we affect their lives. Like I stated earlier, it is not just about us.

Shalom

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