10He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on oura behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Jesus, help me to set my hope on You, and let me pray for the deliverance of others.  How many people lose hope because I am not praying for them?  I pray for so few people, and yet it clearly makes such a difference.  But I am confused: do my prayers change the will or actions of God?  I don’t understand, but I guess I don’t have to.  Help me lord to pray for others that they may put their hope in You and that You would rescue them.  *2Corinthians1*