Praying for one another, a spiritual therapy.

Some of us may believe that we need someone specific to pray for us like pointing to James 5:16, for our marriage, our job, our life circumstances. Man, we just need to be reminded that Jesus is our Lord, and that’s it! Yes, it’s very refreshing to hear someone is just as concerned as we are of our challenges.

Thus, as James 5:16 says,

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)

Our sufferings may be due to denying any wrongdoing of ourselves. And admitting our faults usually capsize our boatload of suppressed guilts.

We’re righteous in Christ by God, not by our own human efforts, but by the efforts of Christ that are now ours through faith in him.

And Christ, the righteous one, prayed for us:“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.” (John 17:20-21)

 

So everything that Jesus has prayed for his disciples then, he also prayed for us. Just remember, Jesus is our Lord and trust him. Like Father, like son, Jesus gives us good things, always. It’s very relieving to hear and know that Jesus prayed for us.

When we keep our eyes on Jesus, our eyes are kept on the solution to all of our problems, athe healing when our aches want to overwhelm us, our strength when our weaknesses surface. Jesus, the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is our everything, and more. Blessed be his name, Amen.

Praying for one another is a spiritual therapy. It sets our hearts right in regards of one another. The Holy Spirit helps us pray for each other. The Holy Spirit helps us care for each other to be thinking of one another, to feel the pains of each other, and to petition the comfort that only God by his mercy can grant us and has granted us to address our sufferings. That comfort is love. Love for one another. The same love God has for us, to be shared toward ourselves and others.

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