Did you know that your prayers have no expiration date? Seriously, your prayers will long out-live you. Isn’t that good to know?
As we pray for needs of our friends and loved ones, our prayers will cover them long after we are gone. As we pray for those yet-unborn grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which we may never meet, our prayers will still cover them. As we pray for their love and dedication to the Lord, our prayers will still cover them. As we pray for their faithfulness, purity and sexual morality, our prayers will still cover them. As we pray for their future spouses and children, our prayers will still cover them.
I find that such an encouragement that I can, and do, pray for my family for generations to come, people that I will never meet, who will likely not even know my name, but my prayers already cover them and will for generations to come BECAUSE MY PRAYERS HAVE NO EXPIRATION DATE.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. KJV James 5:16
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. NIV James 5:16
Get praying… your prayers will be effective years after you are in glory.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.