By: Whitney Huff

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints . . .
Ephesians 1:15-18 NASB

In this letter to the people of Ephesus, Paul can teach us so much about what it means to pray and be thankful for others. I love the phrase, “do not cease giving thanks for you.” What a true model of love one for another.  
Today I just want to remember the people in my life. The ones God has placed there that I don’t pray for enough. The ones that I sometimes forget to tell how much they mean to me and how much I love them. Paul, in the middle of spreading God’s message and being persecuted, made it a point to write a letter of encouragement and love. I think this is something we should pay attention to and take to heart. So today make a call, send a text, or write a letter to someone. Say a prayer for them. John 13:34 (NASB) says,  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”