Lately the Lord has really impressed onto my heart the need to pray for others. I have several people in my life who are literally going through deep trials and tough seasons that seem to continue on and on. I listen to their hearts, but my job is to go one step further and pray.
Prayer really does change things. It is very common for us to listen to others and say that we'll pray, but I believe the Lord really wants us to follow through: for their burdens to break our hearts.
Ephesians 6:18 says,
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."