What kind of bonds do you feel you are most attached to? And from which bonds do you think you are gaining mental or spiritual support? Family bonds? school bonds? Or church bonds?
As I was pondering this, a phrase came into my mind; that is, Prayer Bonds, Eternal Bonds. When the saints gather in the name of Jesus Christ and pray together, there occur special “bonds” between us. And when I am connected to someone through prayer, -- among all the other human ties--I feel the most intimate closeness in it.
Because prayer in the Spirit (Eph 6:18) transcends the physical realm, we can be connected to one another beyond spatial and geographical distance. This is truly wonderful.
Our prayer for headcovering sisters has begun from our genuine love toward each other. It has begun in the love of Christ and grown through our mutual love. We want to pray because this is how we can express our love to each other. And we want to devote our time for intercessory prayer because this love needs to be expressed and practiced.
Though 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 might not be one of the most crucial Bible doctrines, it is the eternal word of God. These verses might look trivial to some, nonetheless, God’s holy command is contained in them.
William Tyndale offered his life for the sake of translating the Bible into English. And countless other servants of the Lord have sacrificed their very lives for the sake of obeying and keeping His commands.Why? Because His words (logos) are so precious. Yes, His words are so valuable that it is worthy to putting all our lives and passion into them.
O our fellow saints, shall we keep and cherish our “small place” with our most passionate prayer?
Is your place a small place?
Tend it with care!--
He set you there.
Is your place a large place?
Guard it with care!--
He set you there.
Whatever your place, it is
Not yours alone, but His
Who set you there.
--John Oxenham, Bees in amber
In the book of Revelation, we see the beautiful scene that the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders offered golden bowls full of incense before the Lamb. What was the incense? The Bible says it is “the prayers of the saints”(Rev 5:8).
So the prayers of the saints are the incense being offered heavenward before Jesus Christ.
Many things have happened and gone in our lives but our prayers will not pass away but shall ascend high to heaven.And the very fact that we have prayed with one heart on this earth shall be recorded eternally by Christ. And this is my sincere wish to walk this prayer journey with you!