We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
1 Thessalonians 1:2
Some people have the resources to leave a large sum of money to their loved ones when they die. Others will leave a great legacy through hospitals and university buildings named after them. A few will leave vast real estate holdings or thriving family businesses.
But this verse expresses the greatest legacy we can leave to our children, our grandchildren, and other loved ones: its the legacy of prayer. Your prayers for your family and those God calls you to intercede for are never in vain! He will bless the ones you are praying for and fulfill His plans for their lives.
But the blessing won’t stop when you leave this earthly body for heaven. You prayers will continue to have an impact and God will continue to answer and bless the prayers you have prayed in accordance with His will, even after you are gone.
You can give your children and loved ones many gifts in this life and be a positive influence, but the greatest influence, the greatest gift you can give them is your prayers.
FATHER, I thank you for the gift of prayer and for my children, grandchildren, other family members and friends. Bless them draw them into closer relationship with you, and help me to be faithful in praying for them constantly, as long as I have breath!
© Cheri Fuller
the One Year PRAYING through the BIBLE Devotional