Each Monday (or Sunday night) the FastPray post is thrown out into cyberspace to a largely unknown community of readers. We are brought together by our common desire, our current status, and our shared belief that prayer really does make a difference. This crazy internet thing has brought together a community from around the world to pray for marriages, the ones to come and the existing bonds. Every week a few of you peak out from behind the cyber-veil to let us know your thoughts, struggles, praises, and questions. I’m always amazed at the cords each post strikes with you, the reader. Singleness often feels like such a solo journey, but then you come to the FastPray community and realize you are not alone; someone else is having those same thoughts… what a relief!
There is something about knowing someone else has similar experiences, thoughts, frustrations, and joys that provides comfort and a sense of belonging and connectedness. So I encourage you to jump out from behind the cyber-veil and chime into the discussions. We want to learn from each other, encourage one another in our shared experiences, and most importantly, build each other up in prayer. There is no way we can do singleness well without God and other people.
We want to know how God is using your singleness to encourage others. What are some areas where you need encouragement? As we approach Thanksgiving this week, how are you living with an attitude of gratitude? Let’s pray this Monday for miracles, for hearts to be alive with joy, for marriages that glorify God, and for hope in a loving God to continue to propel us forward.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Hebrews 10:23-25 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
1 Peter 4:8-10 – “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”
Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,”
Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
In the illustrious words of the Three Musketeers, “All for One, and one for All!”