My prayers list seems to grow longer each day. As we age that happens I guess. Many of our friends are reaching that time in life where intercession is needed. Their health is failing, their eyes and ears aren’t working the way they should. They are making big life changes. They struggle.
Of course God doesn’t need my help when it comes to those who are hurting, depressed, anxious or just plain worn out. He’s in charge of the stars, the moon and the universe. He covers the earth with His ever watchful eye. He knows the comings and goings of all things. He knows everything. He hears each and every prayer and that’s why it’s important for us to pray.
By carrying each other’s burdens, we’re joining our hearts and voices to God as a corporation of believers. Our prayers have power, not of themselves, but by the intervention of the Holy Spirit. Besides, we are commanded by Christ to do so.
I have heard many friends say that they could feel the power of the prayers of their fellow Christians. Prayer can move mountains. It can heal broken hearts, broken spirits and broken bodies. Prayer is placing all of our earthly needs into the hands of the One who knows each and every one of them.
When you don’t know the right words to pray, leave it to the Holy Spirit. He will translate your groans into words that only the Father can understand.
Dear, God, hear the cries of your people. Listen to their pleas for help and protection. As sinners we come before you, knowing that we’re forgiven and are now the sons and daughters of the most high. You alone have the answers for all our problems and needs. I ask that your will be done for those who call upon your name. Amen!