Posted on January 13, 2017 by

I’ve recently begun attending a church whose members are predominantly older Christians.  About one third of the church membership attends the adult Sunday school class.

When the time came for prayers in last Sunday’s class, I was impressed with the prayers of these mature saints for their friends, children and grandchildren scattered across the country and the world. I imagined this same scenario playing out in churches all across America, as senior citizens, many of them struggling with health and financial problems of their own, devoted themselves to praying for loved ones, many of whom never attended a church or prayed for themselves.

A firm believer, from personal experience, in the power of intercessory prayer, I began to wonder how many of the objects of these faithful prayers had been blessed without recognizing the source of their good fortune.

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It is my earnest prayer that another generation of devout intercessors is coming along to carry on this good work. If not, God alone knows where we will be.