I am overwhelmed and entirely amazed at the response to pray and fast for Kate today. As I was praying last night, and reading the following passage I was reminded again of…
-the desperateness of our situation v.8-9
-our total dependence on Christ v.9b-10
-the power of God’s people in prayer v.11
2 Corinthians 1:8b…We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
3 times Paul talk about God’s deliverance and as he does so he moves from past present, to future tense. So now we also pray for God’s deliverance that we have seen in the past, to rescue again today, and set free forever.
Paul also talks about the partnership between his needs, the prayers of the saints and God’s Sovereignty. I can’t explain it, but I am thankful that God gives the privilege for others ‘helping together’ in prayer to accomplish much.
Please keep believing, please keep praying! I praise God for every person who stands with Kate through this…
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