She’s only six years old. Elizabeth came to me today and said, “We prayed for you every day while you were gone.” Pearl is a widow whose husband was a preacher. She said, “I’ve prayed for you in all of my prayers while you were away.”
Oh, I know, there are people we wonder about in our congregations. We wonder what they think about our work and our preaching. We can’t help it. We’re humans. We know that not everybody is a fan.
But we should never forget that there are people who are praying for us regularly. As we go about our work this week, we can do so with the assurance that we have some brothers and sisters who will carry our name into the throne room of the Father every single day.
When we feel unsure of ourselves, when we feel all alone, when we wonder if anyone cares, we need to remember that there are beautiful, faithful children of God who are praying for us.
They are praying for our families. They are praying for our health. They are praying for us as we study. They are praying for us as we preach and teach. They are praying for us as we minister. They are praying for us as we pray for others.
They are young and old. They are wealthy, and they are poor. They are highly educated, and they are uneducated. They are CEO’s, and they are factory workers. They are Biblical scholars, and they are babes in Christ. They are elders. They are deacons. They are teachers. They are retired preachers. They are widows and widowers.
They come from all walks of life, and they are all praying for us. As we go about our work this week, we should feel blessed. They are praying for us!