As our world continues to grow and the sense of community is lost to the busyness of every day, it’s easy for us to forget to pray for others. Many times we don’t even know that our friends or family need our prayers. There are a number of reasons for that.
We might be afraid to open up our lives to others. We may feel ashamed or embarrassed by the things that we’re concerned about. We may not want people to know we’re suffering with an illness or loss, because we think it’s a sign of weakness. We may think we don’t need the prayers of others, because our relationship with God is a private thing between us and God. We may want to handle things ourselves.
When Jesus taught His followers how to pray in His Sermon on the Mount, He made it clear what our prayers should include…
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