Have you ever been there? Sometimes, there are things that we go through in life that just seem too big for us to handle, we feel like it’s more than we can bear.
Our humanness kicks in and we almost get this numb feeling. We don’t know what to do or even what to think, much less what to pray.
I’ve been there a couple of times.
The only thing I can say is “God, I don’t even know what to pray.”
When this happens, I’ve realized that first of all, It’s OK…… just going to God and telling Him that you don’t know what to pray and then being “still” is amazing. At that point He takes over, and guides your prayer.
Second of all, I’ve realized that this is one of the most important reasons to pray for other people. Everyone has times in their life when they don’t know what to pray, and you may not even know when that time is for some of the people you know. We don’t know what’s going on in other people’s lives, but when we include other people in our prayers, it’s amazing what God does for them, and for us too.
Sometimes, the Holy Spirit puts someone in our thoughts. Several times, I’ve had people pop into my mind in the middle of the night, or as I’m going about my day. I’ve learned to make sure to pray for them when that happens, we never know right at that moment what that person is going through, but God does and He has a purpose in putting that person on your mind.
Twice in this last week, I’ve had an ambulance race up behind me with it’s sirens on and lights flashing. I start praying for the person in need, for the Doctors, the EMT’s, the family. Maybe right then, they don’t know what to pray, but I can pray for them, even though I don’t know them.
“What a privilidge to carry everything to God in prayer. “