God expects us to personally make our prayer requests known to Him !
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present YOUR requests to God.(Phil 4:6 NIV)
When you are anxious about something…you are nervous…worried…concerned…uneasy…apprehensive…restless and fearful about that very thing. Our heavenly Father however does not want us to be anxious about ANYTHING! Instead through the avenue ofprayer…supplication and thanksgiving…we can make our requests to Him!
We discontinue prayer for people once we hear a good report about them…a testimony that they are doing very well. Our preference is to center our prayers around people who are not doing well… people who are struggling…people who have backslidden…people who are defeated. While this is commendable, we need to realize the importance of praying without ceasing for people who are doing well !
Apostle Paul continued to offer prayers for the Church@ Ephesus even after hearing good reports about their faith and love walk:
“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.( Ephesians 1:15,16 NIV)
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