Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
"Pray for one another." (James 5:16)
We are urged to “pray for one another,” even though we do not always get immediate proof that such prayers are being answered. Epaphras, “a faithful minister of the Christ,” prayed earnestly for those related to him in the faith. Writing from Rome, Paul said: “Epaphras, who is from among you [Colossians], a slave of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings, always exerting himself in your behalf in his prayers, that you may finally stand complete and with firm conviction in all the will of God. . . . He puts himself to great effort in behalf of you.” (Colossians 1:7; 4:12, 13) Although we are not ‘busybodies in other people’s matters,’ perhaps we know that a family member or a friend is experiencing a severe test of faith. (1 Peter 4:15) How appropriate it would be to pray privately in his behalf! Paul was helped by the supplications of others, and our prayers can likewise do much good.—2 Corinthians 1:10, 11.
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 1:6, 7)
*PS - I wasn't intentionally neglectful about posting the Theocratic Study Schedule this week...(which I'll be doing in a bit), but I got the schedule late myself.