Words to Ponder, 1 Peter 5:8-9

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are. (NLT)

There is something about being in a group together, the sense of belonging or even simple relief you’re not alone. As Christians, we’re also called to take that a step further and pray for each other, lending more than just verbal support but really caring about others. I don’t want to be the one who just shows up to church on Sundays for songs and a message, then goes home thinking all about me. And when I’m in the midst of dark times, I need to recall the fact that there are folks praying for me, caring back!

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