12.15.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 30. Pray for us.

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.


  1. Margaret K on December 15, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Amen to that. I never thought about it like that before either.
    This adds a new dimension to prayer – not that it is new, but that our revelation of it is new.
    The fact that when we pray, we are joining our prayer to Jesus’ prayers – wow! That will certainly add more faith to our prayers.
    We know that Jesus’ prayers get answered. So if we pray according to God’s Will; which is the Word of God; and we know that we are adding our prayers to Jesus’ prayer – watch out devil!

  2. Barbara S on December 15, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Amen to that as well. I have never thought of this either. When we think our prayers are not being heard or not powerful enough to make a difference we only have to remember they are joined with the prayers of Jesus. They can’t get much more powerful than that! Oh what a beautiful thought!

  3. Pamela C on December 15, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Good morning. How wonderful it is to know that we are praying with Jesus. You amaze me Dave. To know that when I pray to Jesus he is also praying with me. Wonderful!! Amen! Have a blessed day!

  4. Joanne G Forst on December 15, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Awww. I love how much He thinks of us and tenderly cares for us.

  5. Jennifer on December 15, 2020 at 10:23 am

    What a beautiful fact to know that Jesus is praying WITH me at all times of prayer. I am in awe right now. Thank you for this devotion and yes I am grateful to now know this! Powerful!!

  6. Peggy F on December 15, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Amen ! I read earlier today, when we pray, we are not praying alone, we are praying with Jesus and His Holy Spirit! So good to remember this, praying for others especially, and even when praying for ourselves. Hope is : the expectation of good! Just want to share Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I so love these words, to abound in hope, not by my power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit!!!!!! Just love it !!!! Amen!

  7. Jonathan B on December 15, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Raise your prayers up to God. He will listen and reply in his time. He is amazing

  8. Sherri H on December 21, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I have heard this before regarding our prayers joined with Jesus such a awesome thought knowing we’re joining with Jesus because HE is the one who answers our prayers as HIS will be done not ours

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