Seek Prayer Warriors

“And Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.’ So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword” (Exodus 17:9-13, NKJV).

When you are dealing with circumstances such as abuse, death of a loved one, addictions, etc., you need prayer warriors who can encourage you, provide an objective point of view, and support you in prayer. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my father in heaven” (Matthew 18:19, NKJV). I am so glad I had two such women when I faced my husband’s sexual abuse of my daughter. They were a fountain of godly advice and I drew strength from their confidence in God.

• Seek out at least two friends (of your gender) who are strong Christians knowledgeable in the Bible and ask if they would be willing to pray for you on a daily basis. If you don’t know anyone like this, ask your pastor for some help. If you are not attending a church, I urge to find one. Your church provides more than Sunday sermons. You’ll find new friends who can encourage you, prayer with you and share their experiences as you grow in your walk with Christ.

Debra L. Butterfield © 2010 Photo by M. Reed Butterfield © 2010

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