Others may not appreciate nor understand the need for prayer, even as they are experiencing God’s answers to our prayers for them. But we who lead like Jesus remember His prayers and sacrifice for us. We know that His work in our lives is often in spite of, rather than because of, our level of comprehension and cooperation. He meets us in grace, and continues to pour out His Spirit to equip, empower, and encourage us. Thus we, too, pray for and work on behalf of those in our spheres of influence, loving and serving them in Jesus’ name.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. —Romans 12:11
Prayer: Lord, make us like You. Stir a love for others in our hearts, and a zeal for serving You, such that we devote ourselves to others’ wellbeing, and intercede on their behalf, desiring them to experience the blessing of knowing and experiencing the life You offer. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.