‘You are in my thoughts’; these words have greatly ministered to me over a long year of friendship with one amazing woman.
She has taught me to appreciate friends who pray for me not because I have a prayer need, rather they intentionally pray for me regardless of the season I am in. She has allowed the Lord to use her to minister to me and every time she text me those five words I always know she has been praying for me.
I am reminded of Paul’s letter to the saints in Philippi
Philippians 1:3-8 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
As I read these verses, I learn two things;
- · Friends who pray for each other have a bond/love that is so strong regardless of the distance.
- · The Lord can use you to speak purpose and even reveal things to the person you are praying for.
I am thankful to my circle of friends, great women, who through their prayers I have been able to hear the Lord affirm and even rebuke my decisions. They have been truthful in their words in all season and have been available to pray with me even over a phone call.
How I pray that the Lord will connect you (if you have not yet) with women who will pray for you and with you in all seasons. May you find someone that you will intentionally pray for this year whether they have a prayer need or not.
Great friendship is birthed at the throne.