Praying for Paul
While Paul was telling others to put on the armor of God, he was in prison (Eph 6:19-20). No doubt he clothed himself with that same armor, recalling the Torah and the teachings of Jesus. He may have had to remind himself every day of the experience of Jesus touching him on the way to Damascus; how he was blinded, and God healed him. He knew that he had been saved from a life of sin since he often referred to himself as the foremost of sinners.
Great evangelist that he was, he asked for prayer from the other believers. "Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should" (Eph 6:19-20). Paul knew the value of his own prayer, but he also knew the value of having other people pray for him.
For reflection: All preachers, evangelists and missionaries are in need of prayer. For which one am I called to pray today?
Let us pray. Father, I ask your protection for _______. Help them to put on the full armor today. May they proclaim the Gospel without fear, without worry and without doubt. Give them the proper words to say at the right time and the right place. May they truly be your ambassadors.
9/19/2013 12:20:15 am
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.