Pray for Us (Hebrews 13:18-19)
"Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon” ( Hebrews 13:18-19 )
As the book of Hebrews is winding down the writer is giving final instructions. He starts off chapter 13 with wonderful reminders for those who read it.
Keep on loving each other (vs. 1)
Remember those in prison (vs. 3)
Honor your marriage (vs. 4)
Be content (vs. 5)
Remember and imitate your leaders (vs. 7)
Be strengthened by grace (vs. 9)
Continually praise God (vs. 15)
Obey your leaders (vs. 17)
And now he reminds them to pray specifically for them as they finish their course. He was convinced that he had a good and clear conscience and was living honorably. However he desired to come and visit the people he had addressed in this letter. In closing he instructs them to pray that he will be restored very soon.
No doubt the writer held these people in high regard. He carefully and skillfully explained Jesus’ role in our redemption from beginning to end. So of course he desired to come to them personally to see how they were getting along. Amazingly he asked these precious people to join with him in prayer until this came to pass. As believers, we have the wonderful right and privilege to come before the Father to ask and receive. What a great final reminder from this writer, the reminder to pray and ask God for things we desire.