Prayer (5)

Prayer (5)

“For we do not know what we should pray for.”                 Ro 8:26 NKJV

Prayer works like the 911 emergency system. All you need to do is dial those numbers and you’re instantly connected to a dispatcher. In front of the dispatcher is a readout that lists your telephone number, address, and your name. Also listening in are the police, the fire department and the paramedics. You might not be able to say what the problem is. Perhaps a loved one has just suffered a heart attack and you are so out of control that all you can do is scream into the telephone. No problem. The dispatcher doesn’t need all the details. He knows where the call is coming from, and help is on the way. There are times in our desperation and pain when we pray 911 prayers. We’re overwhelmed. Sometimes we don’t know the words to speak. But God hears. He knows our name and our situation. Help is on the way; He’s already begun to bring the remedy. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (vv. 26-28 NKJV). Speaking of prayer, John Bunyan said, “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.”

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1. Munna wrote:
6abI am not sure how to even form my prayer reeuqst. I was told earc2adlier this week that I sufc2adfer from a borc2adderc2adline perc2adsonc2adalc2adity disc2adorc2adder. I was aware that I was sufc2adferc2ading from major depresc2adsion, but borc2adderc2adline, ite28099s just too much for me to hanc2addle. I was expec2adric2adencc2ading anger outc2adburst in my curc2adrent relac2adtionc2adship with my fiancc3a9 and this lead me to seek addic2adtional treatc2adment. I have been in therc2adapy for many years now, but it seems that I am doing the same dance over and over and not only hurtc2ading myself, but those around me, whom I love. I carry a lot of anger towards both of my parc2adents, espec2adcially my dad, who used to drink, shout and throw things around when he was home. Called my brother and I names and we were never good enough.There is no longer a wedc2adding, as both my fiancc3a9 and I agree that we cane28099t proc2adceed with our relac2adtionc2adship and bring up chilc2addren into an unhealthy lifestyle. I have been feelc2ading very depressed the last few days and done28099t know how else to beg God to heal me. The emptic2adness, depresc2adsion and uncerc2adtainty as to where I belong in life have been going on since I was in my early twenc2adties and now I am in late 30s. Please pray that the Lord shows me what it is that I need to express, say, go back to in my memc2adory to heal this wound and get past this anger. I want to live a healthy and proc2adducc2adtive life, where I can bring the love of Christ to othc2aders. I so want to be marc2adried and be a godly wife and mother. Unless there is healc2ading that takes place, I done28099t see much hope for a healthy life and relac2adtionc2adship. Thank you for your prayers.

Mon, March 3, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

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