Now and then I have people who ask me to pray for them. I am not sure they really want that. I might include the concern they have but only as an add-on to my basic pattern. I had developed my way of lifting people up and did not realize where it came from until my wife was in the hospital one time. The chaplain came and as he prayed for her I could tell what he was doing and it became clear where I got it. It came from Jesus.
(Mark 12:30 KJV) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.And He got it from the Old Testament.
(Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.My prayers for people follow the body, soul, mind, spirit path. I put it different ways but I cover all of them because if they were important to Jesus, they are important to me. I always start with salvation since everything else is a dead end street without it.
So unless you want the whole package, don’t ask for the pretty wrapping.
homo unius libri
I usually pray for God's perfect will for the difficult situations folks have; I'm not sure all of them want that. - lolReplyDelete
I can guarantee it. It would involve a little thing about bending the knee.Delete
Grace and peace