Friday, January 12, 2007

Prayers are good stuff!

Don't you love it when you ask someone to pray for you?

I'm not one that likes to do that often. I'm more of a "I have this friend who needs prayers" type of person.

I learned over the years to admit my faults and that part comes quite easily! ;o)
What I have trouble doing is asking someone to pray on my behalf. That's admitting my fault to someone else and makes me vulnerable. Silly little me.

Last night I struggled with a fault of my own and lost sleep over it. Today I asked a friend to be in prayer that I may overcome my faults.

It's amazing how much is lifted when you come to your brothers and sisters and let them pray for you. Therefore, the spirit intercedes for you.

Romans 8:25-27 says: (The Message)
All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

Not like I haven't heard it before.....but...THAT'S JUST SOME GOOD STUFF!!!

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