What is your prayer life like? Do you pray daily, weekly, only as needed? Prayer was such an integral part of Paul’s life as he described in Romans 1:9-10, “God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.” God had changed Paul’s life, and that was shown in the way he talked and prayed for others.
He begins by acknowledging the God He served in preaching the message of Christ. This was important because for so long he had crucified those who preached this message. Now he wanted it to be known that the gospel was for him and everyone. He then tells them about how he always remembers them in his prayers. It was not enough to just tell them that he was praying for them. He wanted them to earnestly know that what he said was true. He remembered them in his prayers DAILY. Lastly, he tells them of the specific prayer he was now praying for them, that he would be able to visit them and continue to encourage them. Paul prayed for them because he loved them. He truly cared for their salvation and spiritual growth.
This is a perfect picture of what the body of Christ should look like. We should remember one another in prayer. When someone tells you something, you should intentionally pray for them and let them know you are praying for them daily. Be active in prayer!