“...We do not know what we ought to pray...” (Romans 8:26 NIV)
A good friend of mine wrote in a daily devotion about praying for his sister who was suffering from cancer. Faithfully, and daily, he prayed for healing, new treatments, and more time with his sister. Then one day he seemed to run out of words. It was in that time that he discovered the prayer of imagination. “Frustrated, I repeated Jesus’ disciples’ request, “Lord, teach me how to pray,” and shortly He did just that. In my mind’s eye a picture formed of God’s Son, Jesus, blessing little children. A similar image had been my childhood favorite in an illustrated Bible given to me by my parents. As I meditated on that image, in my imagination I began to see The Great Physician holding my cancer-stricken sister in his arms and blessing her. I had no words to say, but I had a vision of the wholeness that God desired to give to Jill. That vision became my wordless prayer, my intercession for her from that moment forward.” (Roger Short, Praying our church forward)
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help.
Sometimes all we can do is cry out. Sometimes our prayer is simply a broken heart before God. God knows our hearts and our pain even when we are unable to speak them into words, God knows, God hears, God answers.
You may choose to make an offering via PayPal here: