You ever get overwhelmed with all the needs in your life.
All the people who need God’s unchanging hand to touch them and make them whole.
It just seems that so many of our friends and family are hurting and need God to take control.
There’s a newborn named Zohie who is fighting for her life in the NICU.
There’s a 9 year old named Maddy who was burned severely on her upper chest.
There’s a 50 year old man trying to move on with a life that is so empty after his wife’s death.
There’s a 33 year old man who is fighting to rid himself of the grips of alcoholism.
There’s a 29 year old man recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder trying to adapt to his diagnosis.
There’s a 26 year old man facing an uncertain future as he faces the repercussions from a DUI.
And that’s just the priority prayer list!
So many people need someone to pray for them—sincerely pray for them.
The Word says that “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!”
Prayers of righteous men make a difference.
Jude 22 tells us “having compassion—make a difference!”
We are called to show compassion and make a difference in the lives of others around us.
I’ve started this men’s support prayer team called ITG comprised of 7 men who make a difference.
IN THE GAP!
We are Standing In The Gap for situations that need powerful prayer warriors who will pause and pray—NOW!
We have this process.
As a need arises that is urgent and requires “Stop, Drop and Roll” measures…
I simple send out a text message to these mighty men of valor with the letters ITG!
They know—time to bombard Heaven with the effective prayers of righteous men!”
I agree—righteous women can bombard Heaven also—and I have my prayer warrior Mama Mamie!
But these men are committed to making a difference and having compassion by praying for an answer.
Sometimes—it is what makes the difference—those who prayer effectively for God to move mightily!
There are times when your friends can step in and pray for you when you are too weak to pray for yourself.
The scriptures says in Luke chapter 5 and verse 20:
And Jesus saw the faith of the friends, He said to the man, “thy sins are forgiven thee!”
This shows that Jesus was impressed by the faith of the friends—and He healed based on their faith, not the man’s!
So… that tells me that Heaven takes notice when friends pray for one another.
Just ask yourself…Who do you call when you need someone to pray?
Is it that special someone who you trust with your life?
Is it that special friend who has been there for you, through thick and thin, and you know—they can pray!
You say—there is a time for talking and advising and speculating and hypothesizing…
But then—there is a time for PRAYER!
It’s an age old saying, but it is still true: Prayer Changes Things!
There’s an old song that says “Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind, they took the time, they got down on their knees and prayed for me… I’m so glad somebody prayed for me!”
And when you can’t fix the problem—you know who can.
And when you can’t take away their pain—you know who can.
And when you can’t heal the hurt in their heart—you know who can.
Maybe you are burdened for a friend, and you wish you can fix their problem, take away their pain and heal the hurt…
But all you can do is Pray!
Yet… that’s the Best thing you can do.
And impress our Lord and Savior with the faith you have that God can provide exactly what is needed for your friend!
And then just do your part—
Prayer Really Activates You!
Get Active in Prayer—your friends need you to Stand In The Gap for them!
Let’s impress the Lord with our faith!
Next time you get a text that says ITG—you’ll know exactly what to do—
Pray like it matters—because it does—to them!