To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
by: Jasmine Lynch.
How comforting is it to know you are being prayed for by fellow believers? Individuals often ask me to pray for them, but sometimes I forget. Recently, I started praying right then—over the phone, in the parking lot, or wherever we are at that moment. Is your faith being spoken of? Over the whole world? That is awesome! Are there individuals that you pray for daily, that you long to see them to discussing their spiritual growth and to strengthen them and be strengthened by them? I do have a lot to work on. Will you join me? May God help us.