I thank my God every time I remember you (Philippians 1:3).
In college I had a prayer wall, where I had pictures of friends and family posted. There was no rhyme or reason to the arrangement—just dozens of snapshots stapled to the wall of a dorm room. Every time I looked at those pictures, I remembered people who were important in my life. Some I saw every day; some were thousands of miles from me. Just seeing those photos prompted me to pray for them.
This is what Paul is talking about. These are people he cares for, people who are important to him. He wants them to know that he is thinking about them, covering them in prayer even when he can’t be with them. He may not have snapshots, or staples for that matter, but the principle’s the same.
Who’s on your prayer wall, Beloved? Whose face popped into your mind when you read this Scripture? Spend some time in prayer for them today. Start your weekend by bringing someone you love before the throne of God.
Happy Friday, Beloved.