“Hey, I’ll be praying for ya! Keep your head up. Gotcha on the prayer list at church.” How many times have we said this? Or heard this from someone else? We need to stand in the GAP (and I’m not talking about the store) for our friends and relatives that don’t know Him, are ill, or going through tough times.
“I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” (Ezekiel 22:30) The Lord was searching for someone who would intercede for Jerusalem and do what was necessary for her salvation. When He looked He found no one who would intercede for the nation and the city.
Every day, we should try to find someone or two someones to stand in the gap for. We need to commit to praying for them, on their behalf because they might not be able to pray for themselves. The best gift anyone can give to another is to pray for him or her. We live in a sinful world where bad things happen to people. Praying for another person not only helps that person find God in the midst of trouble, but also helps us recognize the blessings that God gives us daily.
First Timothy 2:1-5 says: 1 “First I tell you to pray for all people. Ask God for the things people need, and be thankful to Him. 2 You should pray for kings and all who have authority. Pray for the leaders so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives – lives full of worship and respect for God. 3 This is good and it pleases God our Savior. 4 God wants all people to be saved, and He wants everyone to know the truth. 5 There is only one God, and there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Jesus Christ who is also a man”. (ICB..International Children’s Bible) It’s that simple.
It is my hope that you will take very seriously the honor that you have of standing in the GAP and praying for other people.
GAP – God Answers Prayer