Yes, Ask.

today's reading.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5   Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you...

the blog.
As Paul begins to wrap up his second letter he asks the believers at Thessalonica to pray for him, Silvanus and Timothy as they travel and teach God's Word. Such a simple and logical request. So why is it that so often I hesitate, or simply don't ask my Christian friends to pray for me? Well, sometimes I don't feel like I should bother them because they have plenty of their own issues. Other times I tell myself People don't want to hear your woes. And still other times, I just don't feel like rehashing with someone whatever it is that's going on. (All poor reasons, by the way.) 

So what about you? Is it your habit to ask other believers to pray for you? If not, what holds you back? What's your experience been when you have asked someone to pray for you? Tami W.

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