PRAY FOR EACH OTHER!

The blog will be updated with a message from Pastor Basilio on Wednesday, 1/19/22, at 4 pm in lieu of this week’s “Live With Basilio!” session!

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Recently, a friend called me and asked for prayer for his mother.  She had not taken the proper precautions and her oxygen level was dangerously low.  But I did not pick up the call as I was engaged in something already so he text me.  I texted back “Praying now.”  I immediately prayed to go out loud for his mother.  As of today she is in the hospital and is in stable condition.  Yesterday, a family member of ours in Texas had to evacuate their home because some controlled fires had gotten out of control threatening many lives and other homes.  This family member had left their home suddenly along with his wife and four daughters.  However, he along with his wife and two of their daughters have cover again while the other two have to be isolated from their sick family.  They are staying at a hotel and are unable to stretch their budget for very long.  My wife and I sent them a message saying: “Praying now” along with a monetary gift.  We immediately voiced a prayer for them.  As of today, other family members have stepped up to help them financially too.

The Apostle Paul says in Romans 12:11-13: “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Paul was speaking to the early Christian church in Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire.  Among the things he says are to work hard, rejoice in our hope (Jesus Christ), be patient, be ready to help, and be eager to host others.  And in all this “keep on praying”!

I want to encourage you to pray as soon as you are done reading this either sitting or on your knees.  Just let your voice speak up and let the words be heard by the God of the universe.  He hears us and loves us.  Intercede for you spouse, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your co-workers.  Then call, or text, or email on person and tell them that you are praying the God you take care of them today and this week.  Watch and see how God will use this to strengthen your own prayer life and start spiritual conversations with other believers and non-believers.

Go change the world!  I dare you!