There’s this funny thing about the Christian life. The more you help others, the better off you are. Let’s apply this principle to prayer. We find this interesting little verse toward the end of the Book of Job. Despite Job’s great losses and pain, the rest of his life became the best of his life. All of his losses were eventually restored.
By hard work? By manipulation? By the help of a friend?
No. No. No.
So what turned things around for the man whose name has become synonymous with patience?
Here it is: “The Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends” (Job 42:10).
The blessings in Job’s life came in direct proportion to how much he prayed for his friends.
Recovery Step: Craig Groeschel said it best: “Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes you.”