When You Don't Know What to Pray
A pandemic that has resulted in over 100 thousand deaths in the United States alone.
11 weeks of a stay at home order.
More recent acts of racism resulting in the death of three people.
Violent riots erupting all over the nation.
We now have a 9 p.m. curfews.
I know many of you also have a list of other concerns you are carrying.
Health concerns. For you. People you love.
Financial concerns. For you. People you love.
Sometimes it’s just hard to know how to pray or what to pray when we are so overwhelmed, exhausted, without words.
This past Sunday was Pentecost; the birth of the church and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
We are never alone because the Spirit is the presence of God in us; comforting us and leading us forward.
Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”
If you find yourself unable to pray or at a loss for words, again or still, know that it’s OK.
Because of the gift of the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness and prays on our behalf.
When I can’t pray or don’t know how to pray Romans 8:26 gives me so much comfort.
I hope it can comfort you as well.
Grace and Peace,