Helping Through Prayer – 2 Corinthians 1:11

Do you help when you pray? How is praying for someone helping?

“You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:11 ESV

By praying, many will give thanks. It seems Paul suggests here that prayer is effective. By praying God will bless. And because they prayed, they will give thanks. Just in this one verse, we see that God, who is doing his thing, allows us to join him through prayer.

As a result, we get to celebrate what he does. We end up closer to God by praying and asking God to work in a situation. We also are more likely to see him work in that situation because we’re praying.

God is doing his thing. but he wants us to join him. We put skin on the works of God. When we take part in his work, and we celebrate what he does, we help others see him. We help them move one notch closer to Jesus.

By actively praying for others, we join God in the work he is doing. I wouldn’t have designed it that way. Often, I only want God to do what I say. Then I miss out on his goodness, his creativity, and his glory. I enjoy those much more than my own ideas.

Who do you need to pray for today? Ask God to show you how to pray for the people you will interact with today. God will give you glimpses of the work he’s doing, and then you will get to celebrate. Your joy can be directly traced back to your prayers. Spend more time praying and let me know if it doesn’t work. When we truly focus on God, we must see his glory because he’s doing his thing, not ours.

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