It has been my intention, as with many other Christians who do blogs, to simply share with others about the importance and blessing of placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus. Sometimes, in light of current events, however, it seems right to comment on what’s transpired.
As regards the recent school shooting in Texas, (so grievous a thing, against wonderful young children, their teachers, and the families), I would suggest visiting http://www.ifapray.org where there is commentary and an article with specific prayer directives. The author tells of a time of being a school crossing guard, but was led of the Lord to be a prayer guard as well.
Some (archived) posts, previously done on this blog, certainly seem applicable, such as “It’s a Hard Subject,” “In Need of the Savior,” and others… Right now, we pray for the families affected, but the following reminds that there are individuals out there who certainly need our prayers:
Standing in the Need of Prayer
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-7 NKJV
At the end of the coming year, I’d like to be able to say…
I didn’t meet or pass by a person for whom I didn’t pray.
It doesn’t have to be long…and I can quietly intercede–
even praying to God in thought, for Him to meet their most urgent need.
P. A. Oltrogge
You may already be doing this, not wanting to miss someone who may need the Lord’s help in a particular way in their lives…and for some, most importantly, to come to know Him. It is a worthy goal, for there are surely many people who don’t even realize that they are standing in the need of prayer….