|If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. ~Danielle Steel
16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
~ James 5:16
Like a good foundation, praying for one another uplifts, supports, holds the frame together, keeps the ground even, allows the doors to open properly, allows for even footing. You don’t see much of it from the street, but without it the house is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
To take us outside of the metaphor, what praying for someone else does for me, is it keeps my eyes on the Lord, and off of my own concerns. Praying for one another builds community, builds up the body, builds up the life of the living church.
We know that there is a King and a kingdom at the end, we know that good wins, we know that truth prevails, and while we are working toward that kingdom, we are building up the body. That is so much more than magic. Today, pray for someone who is not your prayer partner, pray for the first person that God puts on your heart, in your mind, in your way.
The Four Feathers
Because of Him,