December 2, Today’s thought – Praying

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Good Morning

2 Timothy 1:1-5
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, . . ., To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: . . ., I thank God, . . ., that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; . . . When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

What a wonderful heritage in the faith Timothy had.
Paul considered this young man more than a protege,
He looked at Timothy as a son (1Corinthians 4:17).
But Paul knew that Timothy’s godly heritage began long
before he took him under his wing on missionary journeys.
Timothy had a mother and grandmother
who had prayed for him from his childhood.
Did you grow up in that kind of family?
Even if you didn’t,
there is a good chance someone prayed for you
and was instrumental in your relationship with God.

Even if you can’t answer that question,
it raises an even more important question
for you to consider right now.
For whom are you praying regularly?
Who will say that your prayers gave them
the encouragement they needed in a rough time
to draw closer to God?
Whom might you meet in heaven
because you would not stop praying
for their very soul here on earth?

You have the power to make a difference
in the kingdom of God
simply by praying for those close to you.
Don’t miss out on seeing blessings in their lives.
from a Daybook of Grace,  Mark Gilroy

Praying . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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