It’s a prayer request that I can readily relate to; perhaps you can too. “Keep on praying for us. We are sure we have a clear conscience, because we want to do the right thing at all times.” (Hebrews 13:18, GN) If the writer of a book of the Bible needed prayer to do the right thing, how much more do I need your prayers for me to do the right thing.
Praying for one another is the right thing. When a friend fails they need our compassionate prayers and personal encouragement not our condemnation. We are all sinners saved by grace. We have all fallen short of the glory of God.
God uses His Word to confront, correct, and guide you and me. As we obey Him, we are revived. Ever day we die to sin. It is a wonderful, and very free way to live. If we didn’t we would slowly die. Read these two passages prayerfully.
“Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6, NLT)
“I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.” (Psalm 119:25, NLT)
God revives us by His Word. Every day I need to prayerfully read and reflect in God’s Word and there I find daily renewal and revival. Leaving that quiet hour of prayer I can do the right thing by loving, giving, serving knowing that God’s presence is always with me. He brings things to mind through the Scriptures and sometimes just an impression, “do this.” It’s exciting.
So, pray for me and I will pray for you, to do the “right thing at all times.”