The apostle Paul is known to have written a vast amount of the New Testament in the form of letters to churches.
Most of the letters are addressed to the city or town in which the church was located. And some letters are addressed to the people of a particular cultural background.
The letters were often written in the form of encouragement, education, and or enlightenment. But, also know most if not all of Paul's letters included praises, prayers, and petitions to the one and only Christ Jesus.
3 I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you,a]">[a] 4 always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in youb]">[b] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 7 It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart,c]">[c] and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel. 8 For God is my witness, how deeply I miss all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, 10 so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless ind]">[d] the day of Christ,11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:3-11(HCSB)
If Paul thought it beneficial to write so many letters, which include prayer, it would do us well to begin to model our prayer life after this once struggling saint.
It is, for this reason, I am in the process of creating a regional coalition of Prayer Warriors titled The Gap Prayer Band and I hope and pray you will join me as we begin by studying the prayers and prayer life of Biblical Saints.
That's right You are Invited To Praise and Pray Like Paul and so many other Biblical characters, which rightly used their weapons of choice Love and Prayer.
Please feel free to join us from 2-3 p.m. each Saturday at Southeast Baptist Church for our Biblical Study of Prayer.