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1 Thessalonians 5 - Key

v25

Brethren, pray for us.

Here is a Biblical example of a prayer request. It is not just prayer that is Biblical, but sometimes a few short prayer requests, too.

v17
Pray without ceasing.

We should pray in the Spirit, rejoicing, living holy lives, and with giving thanks. In our midweek meetings, we are emphasizing prayer for 8 weeks, but we don't just have to pray in those meetings, or on that day in the middle of the week. We should remember to take the time and be in prayer all the time, everywhere.

Application

Romans 15:30
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;

The verses in 1 Thessalonians 5 reminded me of this verse in Romans 15 that I've been studying. The first half of this verse is really striking! What is it that Paul would be so audacious as to such terminology to say? To strive in prayer for him. Not just are some prayer requests OK sometimes, but here we see an bold charge to that end, with incredible power.

My application from this passage is that I'll request prayer when I need it.

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