Pray for One Another

IMG_2197Over the weekend, I had a wonderful time of fellowship with a good friend who lives a few hours away from me. We explored a few shops in Waynsville, Ohio, an adorable little town with unique, crafty stores. While shopping, I stumbled upon these two little mugs. With the miles between us, I thought it would be fun to buy us each a mug as a way to stay connected. My friend said, “Every time I drink from it, I’ll remember to pray for you.” Such a sweet reminder.

The Lord tells us in James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed…”  We know from John 17:20-21 that Jesus Himself prayed for us. “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in you, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.

It feels good to be prayed for – and what a joy to approach the throne of God with our prayers. It’s an honor to know that Jesus prayed for me.

This morning, I woke up and make a cup of tea in my new mug. It worked. I remembered to pray for my dear friend. Such a simple reminder can encourage us to take our friends to the throne and enjoy a cup of tea with our Creator.