whom are you praying for?
For me it was the prayers of friends and people in a church that didn’t even know me, but were praying that God would open my heart, when I finally came to know Jesus at the age of 39. For some it was the prayers of parents, or grandparents, or now the prayers of the children for their parents.
The Alliance Church here in our town started as a prayer meeting with three couples desperate to see God move in this community. The Church is seeing exponential growth in Africa, India, China, and in every case they can trace their lineage to people who were praying for them, sometimes for decades. It has been observed over the centuries that revival is always preceded by prayer, by prolonged and persistent petition to Almighty God, from the present day back 2000 years to the days before Pentecost, when the church grew out of a prayer meeting.
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus prayed for his disciples:
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:20-22 NIV)
The Bible says that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father right now praying for His people.
Who will be next? Whom are you praying for?