Today, remember that you have nothing to fear because Jesus is praying for you. …
Yesterday we imagined going to our mailbox and finding a card from God that said “Go”. Imagine this morning as you open your mailbox that you find a second card from God. As you carefully open the second envelope you find a card that says ‘I am praying for you’, and on the inside of the card you read ‘I hear your prayers and will answer them’.
Jesus who provided abundantly sufficient food to feed 5,000 people with 12 baskets of left overs is praying for you that you would experience his rich abundance so that you no longer cower in fear of not having enough or not being enough.
Jesus who had the power to heal each person who came to him is praying for you that you might know that his power is made perfect in your weaknesses.
Jesus who had the patience to deal with the crowds of people who came to see him, who had the patience for little children, is praying for you that you would be filled with his patience as you deal with people today.
Jesus who sees your heart, who knows your dreams, who knows your situation, who sees the storms you are facing, who sees that you seem stuck and unable to fulfill your dreams is praying for you!
Not only is Jesus praying for you today, Jesus also hears your prayers. Since Jesus knows exactly what is going on in your life, at work, with your family – you can pour out your heart to him with total honesty. Jesus hears your prayers and he will answer your prayers!
Peter assures us in 1 Peter 3:12 that the eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers.
So I invite you today to join me in coming boldly to the throne of our gracious God to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us when we need it most!
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding (praying) for us. (Rom 8:34)