Christ is praying, for you

Do you ever get discouraged? When a person goes through a trial, they may be tempted to think that they are all alone in the fight. As Christians, nothing could be farther from the truth.

A while ago, I was reading in Luke. Jesus is speaking prophetically to Peter and He says, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." Don’t you think that it’s awesome that the answer to Jesus’ prayer was a ‘when’? Let me say that again, Jesus prayed and then He was able to say in confidence that, when my prayer is answered, do this. Jesus got guaranteed answers to His prayers, and He knew it. When I realized that, I thought to myself, "That must have been cool to have Jesus praying for you." I was almost jealous of Peter, until I read Romans 8.

Romans 8:34 says, "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." He is praying His will for our lives. Christ’s prayers have power for obvious reasons, and He is praying, for us. Isn’t that a great encouragement?

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" – Romans 8:31

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