the needed difference

…prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

Ephesians 6:18; MSG

1 Somebody prayed for me,
had me on their mind,
took the time to pray for me.
I’m so glad they prayed,
I’m so glad they prayed,
I’m so glad they prayed for me.

2 The people prayed for me,
had me on their mind,
took the time to pray for me.
I’m so glad they prayed,
I’m so glad they prayed,
I’m so glad they prayed for me.

3 My Jesus prayed for me,
had me on his mind,
took the time to pray for me.
I’m so glad he prayed,
I’m so glad he prayed,
I’m so glad he prayed for me.

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Do we really believe prayer makes the needed difference? We should pray for ourselves. That might sound selfish, but it need not be at all. “It’s me, it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.” Somebody Prayed For Me is an African-American spiritual. We need it, and we need to pray for others. And keep doing that. On this side, in this present life, to the very end. In and through Jesus.