This morning I thought to pray for a lady who is making a long trip to see a medical specialist. Then I thought about a man who is witnessing to this lady and her husband. He has been in their home talking with them about Jesus. So I prayed for him, giving God thanks for his faithful service. Then I thought about a teenage boy who lives close to this same couple. He has been sitting with them in the church service instead of sitting with his teenage friends. I gave thanks for his spiritual maturity and willingness to reach out to make his neighbors feel welcome in the worship service. This same boy, along with two other teenagers, shoveled snow at the church property recently. I prayed for the other boys, and the entire youth group. Then I prayed for our youth minister.
This is what I call a chain reaction prayer. One thought leads to another, and before you know it, you’ve spent significant time praying for a number of people about various concerns.
“I thank my God every time I remember you.”—Philippians 1:3.