Hope & Encouragement

Prayer

The events of the past week in our country demonstrate the level of evil and brokenness in our country. Two more shootings that took the lives of innocent people, the crisis at our southern border, the continued effects from the Coronavirus, along with all the other events which didn’t make the headlines. This week during Bible study, someone asked, “How do we pray when we don’t know what to pray for? Everything seems so big and out of control.” We all took a pause to think, then the ladies started chiming in with their thoughts: I pray for a revival, I pray for those who don’t know our Savior Jesus, I pray to be a light in a dark world, etc. All great responses, but the question stayed with me throughout the week. 

As we approach what is referred to in some denominations as ‘Holy Week’ or ‘Passion of Jesus’ it is a time when reflection and prayer are at the forefront of most minds and hearts. Jesus’ disciples even asked him how to pray:

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he was finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say, Our Father, hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us. And lead us not into temptation.” ~ Luke 11:1-4

Friends, I am here to remind you there are going to be times when we don’t have the words or feel as if things are ‘too big’ or ‘too many things are happening’. When you don’t know what to pray, you can always turn to the words Jesus taught us. If you have a request for prayer, you can leave a comment below or send me a message via email at jilldobrowansky@gmail.com 

1 thought on “Prayer”

  1. It’s ok to sit in a place of discomfort, because that is when we are closest to God. We have to be mindful that we are living in a sinful world. These words are of no comfort to those who are lost and hurting, but we have to draw closer to God in these times. It’s the only way. If a situation feels too big, it means it is too big for our comprehension, but never too big for God. Here is a simple prayer that I rely on when words fail, “Help us Lord and guide our payers today, Lord.”

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