"When we pray for others, we not only seek something for them but we also acknowledge our dependency on them. We only achieve being through relationships with others, with other real persons. A glimpse of this mystery and its fundemental reality appears in the image of the Trinity. The internal being of God exists as a relationship, a love so vital and vividly expressed that only the image of persons in unceasing connection to each other can capture it. Jesus indicates that this sort of interconnectedness both preceded his birth and survives after his death as a principle way to link us to God through him. 'He always lives to make intercession for [us],' as the words of Hebrews put it (Hebrews 7:25)."
--Ulanov, from "Primary Speech" quoted in "When You Pray" by Rueben Job
Today, take one moment.
Offer prayers for:
Your world, its people, its leaders
The church and its leaders
For those in your circle of responsibility
"Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love."
--1 Corinthians 16:13-14
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