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The Genesis Story: Part 86- Who do you pray on behalf of?

Bible Reading: Genesis 25

Memory Verse: Genesis 25: 21a

Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife.

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? I pray you had a lovely weekend. As we start another week, we start another journey through a book in Genesis. This week we are focusing on Genesis 25. I am excited. I hope you are too. Let’s get right into it.

The verse we would be looking at today is very straight forward and clear. It tells us that Isaac prayed on behalf on his wife (who could not conceive a child). As Christians we have to pray for and on behalf of the people around us. I see that many Christians do not pray for/with/on behalf of others. They focus their prayers on their requests and personal gains. This is a very selfish thing to do.

Praying for people means praying for the people God has laid on your heart or people around. For example; your family, your friends, distant relatives, the people you work with, colleagues t school, your enemies, etc. Yes! Your enemies included! So that God would soften their heart; so, they begin to follow Him and diligently seek Him. Some Christians pray for others all the time. Others pray for people when it is beneficial to them. There are also some Christians who do not pray for others at all.

For those that pray for others, kudos to you. God bless you for investing and sacrificing your time to pray for others. I pray that God be with you as you continue to pray for people. To all those who don’t pray for people or partially pray for people, I pray that the Lord helps you to pray for others. I pray that he would mold your heart and minds to embrace the art of praying for others.

Now, we come to the other type of praying- praying on behalf of people. This type of prayer is done by very very few Christians. Most people who do this are Pastors, Ministry leaders or “strong” Christians. This is not the case. Praying on behalf of others is a type of prayer we all as Christians must do. Praying on behalf of people id different from praying for people.

You pray on behalf of someone when the person is struggling for something for a very long and has begun to lose hope. Praying on behalf of someone means praying for someone who has acknowledged their weakness and doesn’t know how to overcome it. Praying on behalf of someone means going to God in the shoes of the person for a miracle. You can pray on behalf of someone you are close to or not close to.

There are some people who come to me and share their struggles with me. In such a situation, you must decipher what to do. There are some people you will pray with, others you will pray for and others you will pray on behalf of. I pray that the Lord gives each and every one of us (with an open and willing heart) the wisdom to decipher and the ability to listen to Him. Amen.

The last thing, I would like to touch about prayer for others in general is about the attitude most Christians have towards it. From a number of prayer meetings I have attended, I have realized that, when the preacher or the leader of the prayers asks the congregation to pray; people pray, however, with very low enthusiasm. When the tables are turned, and they are being called up to be prayed for, everything changes. They have so much zeal and passion in their prayer because it concerns them.

I am here to encourage you and pray that this attitude changes. When we pray for others, God blesses us. In Job 42 verse 10, the Bible tells us says, “And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Hallelujah! I urge you to pray for one another because God rewards you greatly for investing your time and prayers into/for/with others. God bless you all.

This prayer is for someone reading this message for the first time or someone who would like to be prayed for/with/ on behalf of. This is the first step to ensuring that your prayers are heard. Kindly say the prayer below with all sincerity in your heart.

The prayer below is for anyone who feels like a failure. This prayer is you tell you about a God who ensures that his children are successful in all their endeavors.

Dear Lord,

I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.

Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;

  1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.

  2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.

I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!

  • Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!

This is the end of the eighty- sixth Part of the Genesis Story. How did you find it? Please give us feedback on how this message (and previous messages) have spoken to you. Don’t forget to subscribe to get notifications once we post.

Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.

Please spend some time praying for Sammie’s Daily Dose to continue to be the platform for the sharing of The Gospel. Amen.

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