DEVOTION: “And of course your prayers can do real good. Needless to say they don’t do it either as a medicine does or as magic is supposed to do, i.e., automatically. Prayer is a request. . . . One cannot establish the efficacy of prayer by statistics. . . . It remains a matter of faith and of God’s personal action; it would become a matter of demonstration only if it were impersonal or mechanical. When I say “personal” I do not mean private or individual. All our prayers are united with Christ’s perpetual prayer and are part of the Church’s prayer. (In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them.)” (pg 48)
Our prayers. They are joined with the prayers that Jesus prays.
To be honest, I never thought of it that way. Jesus prays for us, prays for us all the time. We know this. When we pray for others, our prayers are combined with the prayers of Jesus.
My goodness. How incredible is that. So we are not praying alone. Ever.
He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
So, today is just a quick reminder. We are not praying alone. We are joining together with Jesus when we pray for another.
Amen to that.