Ask for Prayer.
I urge 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, 31 that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company. 33 May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Paul depended on the prayers of the Body of Christ. He urged people to pray for him so he could accomplish his God-given assignment. He asked that they pray for him to be delivered from unbelievers who tried to stop him from making known the good news of Jesus Christ. He asked for prayer that he would carry out his assignment to deliver the financial help to the Jewish believers in a way that was acceptable to them so he could then return to Rome with joy and be refreshed by the Roman saints.
Are you asking the saints to pray for you be delivered from people seeking to stop you from sharing the good news of Jesus Christ?
Are you asking your local church to pray for you to complete your assigned work with believers in an acceptable way?
If you are and they pray, it can make a great difference in many lives. Don’t be independent. Do depend on the prayers of fellow believers.
Notice Paul asked the God of peace to be with each believer in the local Roman church. Are you asking the God of peace to be with each believer in your local church? If not, begin doing so right now and never stop. If you are asking, then do so more and more.
May the Lord give you peace as you carry out your God-given assignment.
Three key questions to ask as we prayerfully read the scriptures:
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