Remembering 26

This post is Day 26 in a series of studies about “Remembering”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Remembering – Day 26

Hebrews 13:3

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

The Thought

What challenges me about this verse is the word “continue”! I must confess that remembering or praying for those in prison is not something I do continually. I only do that occasionally when I am reminded by reading a verse like this one!

As I reflect on that fact today, I recognise that most of my prayers are focused around my extended family, friends, church, and people I know! Yes I pray for the world situation as I hear the daily news, (which is rarely encouraging), and I follow a prayer diary put out by a charity who work with children and struggling families in many war torn parts of the world. But identifying with them in their suffering is something much deeper than that!

This closing chapter of the letter to the Hebrews is full of short reminders of what believers should be doing regularly. It is a challenge to many of us to Love one another, and to show hospitality to strangers (verses 2-3). Marriage and sexual immorality are mentioned in verses 4-5.

Later on there is a recommendation to submit to leaders (v17) and to pray for missionaries like the writer of Hebrews (v18), thought by some, to be Paul.


Read Hebrews 13 today and make a note for yourself of anything you need to remember or to work at. There are so many needs for prayer all around us every day, pray for wisdom about how to spend your time.

Praise God for those believers who are present in places you cannot go, or would not want to go.

Thank God for those churches teaching Alpha courses in prisons, or doing gospel concerts in prisons or old folks homes and children’s home around the world.

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