Prayers for All the Saints
by: Alissa Coldwell
Prayer is a gift from God. It is one way we can communicate with God and seek our Creator’s heart. Prayer is also a gift we can give to each other. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul assures the congregation that he remembers them in his prayers. It is relatively easy for us to tell someone that we will be praying for them during a difficult time in their life; but what about the rest of the time? We could be blessing our brothers and sisters in Christ by praying for their faith every day. Our hearts would surely become more in line with God’s will if we were praying for wisdom and revelation to be given to all the saints.
In Matthew 21 Jesus says, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” (v. 22). This is not the only place in Scripture that we are urged to pray and promised to be heard. An important part of this promise is the clause “if you have faith.” Part of having faith is praying in God’s will. This is difficult for us, as we often desire worldly things. But the more time we spend in God’s presence, the more we can align our prayers with God’s heart.