March 20, 2012 2 Comments
There’s a lot of junk rambling around in my head right now. But I would rather use this space, this outlet, for a petition for prayer tonight.
I need healing. I know friends who need healing. I know friends and family members of friends need healing. Would you pray for healing?
I sometimes get tongue-tied when praying. I can easily thank God for all He’s done for me. I can pray for the needs of my friends and family. But when it comes for asking God for something specific, I lock up. Especially healing. I struggle so much with God’s will. I really, really, really want to know the outcome of this roller coaster I’ve been on recently, but instead I have to trust God that His will is better than anything I can offer in the realm of “plans.”
So when I know someone needs healing, especially physically, sometimes it’s hard to say, “Please God, heal _________.” Instead, I find myself praying, “Dear Lord, please use this experience of pain to teach us to rely on you. Please be with ________________ as they, and their family, go through this time of hurting.”
I don’t think I’m praying WRONG, but, I think when I’m praying for my friends who need healing, it wouldn’t hurt to say, “Please, God, heal my friend.”
Anyway. I don’t want my point to get lost. Will you please pray for healing? I don’t want to divulge details that aren’t mine to share, but if you could please specifically pray for healing for two women who are in great need? Vague as it may be, it can’t hurt, right?