Daily Reflections

Pray for One Another

October 9, 2023 Erin Davis

Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. —James 5:16

Scripture is clear that the children of God are to pray for each other. We owe it to each other to go to war against sin along with the emotions that come with living in a broken world—discouragement, defeat, despair. How do we do it? We pray for one another. Confession and prayer are the gifts we keep handing each other and the most powerful weapons we have at our disposal.

Prayer matters because it gets to the heart of God (2 Chron. 7:14) but also because of the ways it changes our hearts. Try to remain indifferent about someone you’re committed to pray for. You can’t. Prayer is an invisible chord that ties our hearts together.

Prayer is the love language of God’s people. Consider the “one anothers” all around you; the faces around your breakfast table, the fellow parents in the carpool line . . . Practically, how do you live out God’s command to love one another? It’s easier than you think. Pray and keep praying.


Living Out the One Anothers of Scripture: A 30-Day Devotional ©2020 Revive Our Hearts

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Recall a time when someone prayed for you and it made a significant difference in your life. Have you taken the time to thank them?