This past week we spent time talking about the various avenues of prayer. Prayer, in reality, is the #1 privilege we have as disciples of Christ to come before our Heavenly Father and lay out the petitions of our hearts, knowing fully that He hears us.
But why do we pray? Verse three tells us that it not only is good, but that it pleases the Lord when we do pray. The ultimate reason for our prayers--that ALL people would be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Jesus came for ALL, not just for some!
Perhaps you know someone who does not have a personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus. If so, take the time to pray for them, trusting the Holy Spirit to work in their lives in such a way that they respond to the love of Christ and give their lives to Him. And one more thought--don't give up in praying for them but be fervent in love for them so that they are not lost but found in Christ!