Brethren, Pray for Us!
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
In this passage of Scripture, the Apostle Paul was asking the church at Thessalonica to pray for him and his ministry. Paul realized that it was impossible for his to do what he needed to for God without Christians interceeding on his behalf.
He relayed a similar thought to the church at Corinth when he wrote:
2 Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
We see this same truth illustrated in the church at Antioch, in Acts 13:
Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
In this message, Dr. Brandenburg, explains from the Scripture why and how we should pray for Men of God and their ministries. Brethren, WILL YOU pray for us?