What to Pray.
One of the most practical things we can do for one another as Christians is pray for each other. Of course there are other, more tangible, ways to serve each other but praying for is definitely one of the most helpful things we can do because it can be done at a moment’s notice, and we can be separated by some distance and still help each other.
Prayer is the real work of a Christian, and prayer can be tough. It’s a discipline we learn, but it can become a joy and a privilege. Richard Foster says: "For those explorers in the frontiers of faith, prayer was no little habit tacked on to the periphery of their lives; it was their lives. It was the most serious work of their most productive years. Prayer—nothing draws us closer to the heart of God."
We know that we should pray continually (1 Thess 5:17) and joyfully (Phil 1:4), but what do we pray? Scripture has something to say that! The Bible is full of examples of people praying for each other, and knowing the examples the Bible sets forth can boost our confidence in prayer, and even our desire to pray in the first place.