Again, (amen,) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. Matthew 18:19
If you are like me, I am sure that as you go about your day you, someone will share a story, a problem, an injury or bad diagnosis. If you show concern, as I do, they will often ask you, “Pray for me.”
Up until recently, I would respond, “Sure I will.” Then when I return home, I will add their name to my prayer list that I keep on the nightstand. I realized, after a lively discussion on the topic with my breakfast buddies, that this isn’t what the person asked. She didn’t say “go home and write me on your pray list”, she said “Pray for me! As in NOW!
Nowhere in the bible do I remember Jesus saying that he would pray later. No, He prayed on the spot, right then and there, stopping everything else he was doing and being attentive to the need in front of him.
That’s an example we all need to follow, whether at the grocery store, at lunch, or at a ball game. If someone asks us to pray for them, let’s do it RIGHT NOW!