The Power of Striving Together in Prayer (Sat. August 28)

The word of the day is “strive.”  Why aren’t our individual prayers sufficient?  After all, the Book of James says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (OSB James, 5:16).  If so, then why should James also say that we should pray for one another (James 5:16)? Today in Romans 15:30-33, Paul writes, “Strive together with me in prayers to God for me” (vs. 30).  Today we explore why Paul appeals for fervent prayers for him.  And we learn the added power and benefits of p raying for one another. Paul’s Concerns Require Striving Together in Prayer In today’s reading, Paul closes his letter to the Romans.  The apostle has finished his collection of the offering for…