The Power of a MentionBlessing
1 Thessalonians 1:2 “We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers”
Interesting that Paul simply uses the word mention here. He has always been mentioning the Thessalonians in his prayers, not wrestling for hours in intercession…just mentioning. Matthew Henry notes that this ‘mentioning’ is simply the expression of continual thankfulness, that we cannot help but mention prayers when are truly thankful.
Is there power in a mention?
We may think that it is the length and perseverance of our prayers that God honors…which he does, but often the simple prayer of faith is most effective. As soon as we start to mention something or someone in prayer we are practicing faith, and faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains.
Anyone can think any good thought, but it’s only when that’s put into action, even through a short mention of a prayer, that it becomes an action of faith. Let’s develop an attitude of think it…mention it. If you are thinking about someone or thankful for something…mention them/it in prayer.