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Man Praying Near WaterWe are learning about what it means to tell people “I’m praying for you.” It’s a social media phrase used often, but how many times do we really mean that we’re going to pray for someone? How do we know that someone who “likes,” “shares” or “retweets” our online prayer request will actually pray for us? Are we taking prayer too lightly in this fast-paced social climate? Are we saying we’ll pray for someone as just a social gesture or do we really believe in the power and necessity of prayer?

So far, we’ve seen examples of Jesus’ prayers and Apostles’ prayers. Let’s continue with examples from the Apostles and think about how we can pray more effectively for people who are part of our social community. We begin with the Apostle Paul.

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