1 John 5:14-16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

The mother knew her son was not doing well at college. His grades were fine, and he had even made the football team. But between studying and practicing he had not made time for church or personal Bible study as he had in high school. How could she help him get back on track spiritually?

The apostle Paul faced the same challenge. In a Roman prison cell, Paul heard discouraging news from Epaphras, the pastor of the new and growing church in Colosse. The Colossian believers were falling into the trap of FALSE TEACHING and losing their focus on Jesus Christ. Yet Paul knew that even from prison he could directly minister God’s truth to the struggling Christians, through continuous and specific prayer.

The greatest privilege and blessing you have as God’s child is to talk with Him in prayer. You can praise Him and bring Him your needs, your hurts, your desires. He promises to hear you in whatever you ask (1 John 5:15-16).

When you ask Him to work His truth into the lives of those you love, you will see the results. And be prepared! God may call you to long-term intercession. The Lord will give you His patience and strength as He answers in His good timing.

Dear Father, thank You for Your promise that You will hear me in whatever I ask. Give me patience and strength to wait for the timing of Your answers.

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