Day 3. What to Pray
For all Saints. ‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints’ (Ephesians 6 v 18)
[09:37, 9/18/2019] Ivor: Every member of a body is interested in the welfare of the whole body and exists to help and complete the others. Believers are one body and ought to pray, not so much for the welfare of their church or society, but first of all for all the saints. This large unselfish love is proof that Christ’s Spirit and love is teaching them to pray. Pray first for all and then for the believers around you. You do not have to isolate yourself from others and daily work to pray constantly. You can make prayer your life. Saints are all believers, so praying for saints is praying for all believers.
[09:56, 9/18/2019] Ivor: How to Pray; In the love of the Spirit. ‘By this, all men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another'(John 13 v 35)…… ‘that all of them may be one Father, just as you are in Me, and I in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me’ (John 17 v 21)…….. ‘ I urge you brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me [ Paul urges believers to join him in his struggle by means of prayer] (Romans 15 v 30)…….. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins’ ( 1 Peter 4 v 8). If we are to pray, we must love. Let us say to God we love all His saints. Let us say we love especially every child of His we know. let us pray with fervent love, in the love of the Spirit.