My Prayer for You
Today I was reading Philippians, and when I was reading the first chapter I was reminded of all my fellow Christians. I thought of those with whom I fellowship and worship at my local church, some of whom I know read my blog on occasion. I thought of those I worshipped with when we were on vacation in New York, who were so kind to us even though we were quite late for the service. I thought of friends and family around this country who attend other churches. I thought of all the Christian bands that I listen to and who inspire me with their music. I thought of all my fellow Christian bloggers, many of whom comment on my posts and encourage me daily.
I decided that I wanted to lift up to all of you in prayer the words of thanksgiving that Paul wrote to the Philippian church:
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:3-11.
I don’t really have any more to add to this. I just wanted you all to know how much I love you.
That is a wonderful passage of encouragement to us and I cannot thank God enough for placing you in my life. Thank you for being for this message today and I pray the same for you too!
God bless you Linda, and thank YOU for the encouragement you offer your fellow bloggers 🙂 Blessings!
Eden, Being an encourager is one of the gifts God has given me, and I try to use it to glorify Him as much as possible. It’s easy when I have found so many great bloggers, like you, to encourage. Peace, Linda
Well, you’ve got me in tears. Thank you for that wonderful prayer from Philippians and the beautiful example of Christian love for one another. I am praying it right back for you, in love and friendship and in Jesus, deb