It is so easy for us, as Americans, to resort to doing things on our own. From things at our work, to parenting and even our walk with the Lord, we believe we are capable and equipped to tackle life. Even the Apostle Paul knew that the prayers of fellow believers were important and vital to his mission.
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, Romans 15:30
This is Paul’s plea to motivate the Roman Christians to “strive” or to “struggle” or to “fight” in prayer to God. He is calling other believers to join him in the mission with fervent prayer, not just a casual experience. In view of the spiritual forces opposed to his ministry, energetic praying was necessary.
God calls us from time to time to strive in prayer. Praying is a great means of sharing in the ministry of others. I urge you today to pray about the great possibilities that lie before us as Trinity Church and in your own life.
Pastor of Children’s Ministries