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Pray for All People | Kimi Miller
S~ I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)
O~ These are Paul’s instructions to Timothy for the church.
A~ I am not a very faithful “pray-er.” It’s one of the areas I want to work on. I guess I get caught up in the “how” of prayer, instead of just talking with You. I’m trying to use my morning walks as my prayer time. Just like there is a discipline in getting up at sunrise to go for a walk, there is a discipline required in keeping my mind focused on You. How easily my mind wanders!
Usually when I wake up, it takes some convincing for me to actually get up and out of bed. I’m a little grumpy, but as I get outside and start my walk, I begin thanking You for the day and my health. Out of this place of gratitude I lift my praises up to You. I present “my” people to You, but Paul reminds us to pray for ALL people. I want to do better at expanding my prayer circle to include ALL people.
P~ Remind me, Holy Spirit, to pray for all people everywhere. Help me to be more aware when You place people on my heart, and help me to stop to pray. I ask this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen
Each and Every One | Kelley Deases
S~ … God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NIV)
O~ God loves all people and desires they would turn their hearts to Him and be saved. In His view, there is no one too lost, too sick, too far gone. While people may reject God’s love and His invitation, He does not care for them any less.
A~ I should have God heart’s for people — for all people. I should have His eyes, which see each man, woman and child as beautifully created in His image. I should have His ears, which hear a heart’s desire for love and acceptance through words of pain, confusion, and foul talk. I should feel His compassion for those who are lost, alone, and have no hope.
P~ Father, Help me see people with Your eyes, hear them with Your ears, and feel for them with Your heart, desiring, as You do, that each would be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.
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