2 Timothy 1

When I got married, I received a bundle of handwritten letters from my wife. Through that collection of handwritten pages, I saw the story of our relationship up to that point: distance, excitement, disagreement, honesty, and love all blended together. I was able to read in those letters about how often my wife prayed for me and for our future together. While this was an excellent sentimental gift from wife to husband, a letter (probably not a bundle of them) would also be fitting for others in our church family and beyond.

… Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

2 Timothy 1:2b-3, ESV

Paul writes these words to Timothy in his second letter. Many of us have encouragement to share with those around us, but we haven’t even attempted to write a first letter. While my wife’s letters were to me (her favorite person) and Paul’s letters were to Timothy (his son in faith), your letter could be to anyone. When was the last time you heard from someone that prayed for you? When was the last time you prayed for someone and followed up with a letter, a call, or a meeting? Maybe a text message or a post-it note would be a good start.

Who is it that you remember constantly in your prayers night and day? Today I challenge you to let them know.

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