For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
As someone has said, "Intercession is a way of loving others!"
When a person comes to mind, turn that casual thought into a prayer for that person. Look at how the Apostle Paul prayed for the Colossians and learn from it how to pray for the people in your own life. When you get off the phone with someone who is going through a hard time, stop and pray for them. Prayer is always a right response in any situation.
God is reminding you today to make praying for others a part of your prayer habits. God works when we pray! You can help your friends more by praying for them than in any other way. And when you pray for them, you will want to help them in other ways too!