Paul wrote to the Thessalonians a 2nd time, because of the persecution they were recieving. He prayed for them to stand fast in the faith and hope in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Paul had heard how the church came together as one. They were loving and protecting each other. Paul said that he prayed for them always. This kind of prayer is important to God for Him to move and heal and provide for these people. Today is the National Day of Prayer. We are to prayer for our country, president, government and the people of our nation. So God will move and heal and provide for our neighbors. And who are our neighbors? God says to love others as we love ourselves. This is a call to prayer. Ask God to intervene. Remember this is the National Day of Prayer.