Pray that the saints would shepherd people out of love for them, an interest in them, a burden for them, and adequate prayer for them, practicing to write down their names, praying for their spiritual welfare constantly, visiting them regularly, bringing them to home meetings, and establishing them in the church life (Rom. 1:9; Col. 4:12; Acts 20:20).
Rom. 1:9—For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers.
Col. 4:12—Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
Acts 20:20—How I did not withhold any of those things that are profitable by not declaring them to you and by not teaching you publicly and from house to house.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1973-1974, vol. 2, “The Normal Way of Fruit-bearing and Shepherding for the Building Up of the Church,” ch. 9, pp. 626-627 and CWWL, 1993, vol. 2, “The Training and the Practice of the Vital Groups,” ch. 3, p. 290.
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