Last year, I preached at a weekend event for pastors and their wives. I remember it to be an incredible time in God’s Word and prayer with those gathered.
Before one of the services, Amanda and I were going through some details when a lady approached me to tell me something.
“You don’t know me, but I pray for you every Tuesday.”
Humbled and curious, I replied, “You do?! That’s great, but why?”
“I heard you preach about two years ago, and I was so moved by your ministry that week, I want to see you finish your ministry with the same passion you have now. Many men lose their zeal for God, and I am praying yours never goes out and that you inspire many people with the Word. I pray that for you and one other person every Tuesday morning.”
I was incredibly moved by what she had to say, but I was also incredibly curious to who the other person was. As I thanked her immensely and asked her to continue, I eventually just asked, “So, who else do you pray for on Tuesday?”
“Oh, that’s easy. It’s you and Tim Tebow.”
I almost went into a Tebowing stance right then and there!
Your Personal Prayer Partner
That conversation humbled me greatly. It was such an honor that she esteemed me as much as someone who has taken such a stand for Christ. It made me truly think through the impact you can have in a brief ministry setting.
More importantly, it is amazing for me to think that every Tuesday, this dear lady gets on her knees and goes to war for me, and I wasn’t even aware of it.
After that encounter, I felt invincible on Tuesdays. I knew that this woman who loved to pray was interceding for me, and I could truly sense it.
Did you know that you have a prayer partner too? Actually, this prayer partner is more noteworthy than my story above.
You may be wondering how I would know you would be reading this and how could I possibly assign a prayer partner to you. Exactly. I can’t. But Jesus did know and he has personally selected someone to pray on your behalf for the remainder of your life.
Do you know who Jesus selected to be your prayer partner? Himself!
Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. -Heb. 7:25
Did you catch that? Jesus is praying for you! In heaven, upon his throne, Jesus lives to intercede for you today.
Jesus is able to save you completely. And he lives to make intercession for you! He is praying for those who are his! Somewhere in heaven, Jesus, watches over his own and prays for them by name. Oh, what glorious assurance to behold!
Understand this, if no one else prays for you today, you are covered and covered well!
Live in that assurance today.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.