God’s Word for Today: Pray for Me
In today’s ever-increasing velocity of communication, daily, the words “pray for me” are observed. Sometimes those are the only words shared, “Please pray for me”. Then, curiosity digs in and one must know what is the reason for this request. Do I ask? Do I browse thru the comments in hopes that someone else asked first and the answer is returned? Or, should I just blindly pray and hope that is good enough? I will pray.
Other prayer requests are more straight forward. They state the problem, concern, pain, or bad news and flat out present a cry for help. Right now, we see a lot of prayer requests heading toward the people that were in the path, or are now in the cross hairs, of the hurricanes having their way with people’s lives. I pray for them all.
Then you see prayers requested by those who you know are struggling. You already know the need. The person just can’t quite make it through by themselves. They require your help. There is a clear direction and sought-after outcome. Why didn’t God simply answer the way we wanted the first time? Why do I have to keep praying for something that God could easily fix in a person’s life if he wanted too? Are my prayers even being heard? Or, will this person who continually needs prayers ever get it right?
Many questions, many thoughts, many answers left hanging there for the day we have a chat with God face to face. But in the meantime, offering prayers for others is, good stuff. Anyone publicly asking for prayers is, really good stuff. God’s answers to these prayer requests is, perfect stuff.
John 17:9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
This Scripture sums it up for you and for me. Whenever someone asks for prayers. When you see the words, “Pray for me”. That is one of God’s chosen. When you read those words, understand the necessity, and take a minute to share with God, you are one of the chosen. Whether you are the seeker, or you are the messenger, the important part is the necessity and the delivery of prayer. God will take care of the details.
To close today, I would like to share some very inspirational and very true words a good friend of mine posted on Facebook the other day. This man is not afraid to share his faith. God is using him for a purpose. Know that God is using you for a purpose too. A great and glorious purpose.
From Ariel: The moment we feel that the ground has disappeared, everything has collapsed, that our dreams and expectations have collapsed. At a time when doubt and lack of faith are greater than any other feeling. Right now, at this very moment, it is where we must give up fighting for our own strength and give ourselves totally and unconditionally to the will of God. Because, the delivery generates confidence and the trust generates rest. And when we rest in Him, all things work together for our good.
God is good at all times.
At all times God is good.
Amen and amen………