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Who Prays When You Can’t?

In yesterday’s post Prayer Is The Best Medicine , I spoke about the importance of prayer.

Although prayer is important, there are times where we feel like we just do not have it in us to pray. There was a time when my heart was so broken, all I could do was cry out, “Abba Father, help me!” 

I felt so helpless and alone because I was once told that when praying to God, I had to be specific about what I wanted, needed, and craved. So, if I am unable to verbally express my needs, then how would he know what I need prayer for? How would he be able to answer my prayers if I am unable to articulate my heart?

In scripture, it says, “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” -Romans 8:26

This is so refreshing because there are many days where I feel that I do not have the words or even the strength to utter the appropriate words to says to our Father in heaven. So knowing that the Holy Spirit is like, “No worries girl, I got you!” is truly amazing.

So, if you are unsure what to say, how to say it, or even if you should say it, the Holy Spirit knows your heart and he will pray it for you. Lean on the Holy Spirit to carry you when your feet or too tired to carry you the rest of the way.

God bless you all and I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week.

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.” -Romans 8:15-17

 

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9 comments on “Who Prays When You Can’t?

  1. Great post, Ashley. We limit God, we make Him a mere man, when we think God needs a verbal expression of our desires. The Bible tells us in Psalm 139 that He knows our thoughts before we even think it 🙂

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    • Thank you so much. During my journey, Im learning that I over think his love for us and his intentions. I find him constantly telling me to “take a chill pill” LOL. I so badly want to do everything right, so I can make it into heaven. Not realizing that I’ve an heir to his thorn and the battle has already been won. Thank you stopping by today and for the wonderful advice.

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      • The beauty about salvation is ‘not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but by His mercy He saved us… we don’t have to work our way into heaven, that’s where grace and mercy come in. But our love for Christ because of salvation, demands that now we work.

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        • And this is why I love Jesus so much. This is how I introduce myself now…”Hi, my name is Ashley and I love Jesus!” A lot of people look at me like Im crazy, but oh well. To my understanding, he didnt have to save us, he could have asked our Father to save him, but he understood the consequences of those actions. I will forever be grateful be grateful for his mercy. Praise the Lord, our Almighty Father. He shall reign forever

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        • Amen and amen 🙏🏽!!

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  2. I think that the actual words we speak to God are less important than the desire of our hearts. God knows your heart and understands your intention. Just open up your heart to God and he knows what to do.

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    • Im slowly but surely learning that. I think it was hard for me to grasp at first because Im such a “logical” person. I would think, well surely I have to speak in order for Him to hear me. But Im finding out that it not the case. I’ve definitely over thought the love of God and his intentions for us

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  3. So glad I found your blog. Thank you for being true and authentic in your writing. God bless you!

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