• Bishop Keith Butler

The Church Needs Your Prayers

Brethren, pray for us. (1 Thessalonians 5:25)

The church needs your prayers. Do you know why Paul needed to remind the church of Thessaloniki to pray? Because they weren’t doing it, or they had forgotten about it.

Prayer can build a wall that the enemy can't get around. It is a wall made of fellow believers standing hand in hand praying together against the works of the enemy and for one another. Having a wall of believers is much better than an individual believer trying to fight by themselves.

Paul was a manly man. When you see all of the difficulties he faced - shipwrecks and robbers, being stoned and tortured, imprisoned, and beaten - yet he continued to get up and move forward preaching the gospel. You know he wasn’t a pushover.

Yet, this powerful man of God tells the church, “I need your prayer.”

Paul knew that he could not do everything God called him to do without a wall of prayer built up around him and believers standing in the gap and interceding on his behalf.

The church needs your prayers. To accomplish all that God has called your local body to do, it will need faithful believers standing together, praying together, and believing together to agree for it all to be done.

Practical Application – Pray over your church today in the Spirit and your understanding. Pray for its future, its purpose, and provision to be provided to accomplish all that God has called it to do.

Zechariah 2:5; Acts 4:24



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