In the bible group, I would sit and listen to the others in the group ask for prayers of family members and friends facing challenges or illness. I thought my prayers weren’t as pressing as everyone else. My struggles were minimal compared to the others. I kept my request silent to avoid the look on people’s faces or hear the questions or advice that followed. I felt others simply wouldn’t understand how I could be a believer and struggle daily. I rather my request better left unspoken.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12
Even though I wasn’t able to share at the bible group, I had a trusted friend/coworker who I could ask for prayer. Most of our lunchtime was spent in prayer or bible study. Together, we pray to ask God to set us free from bondage, that we might experience true freedom in Christ. We petition God to give us the peace and patience we needed to seek Him daily. As we gather to pray, I found comfort and strength in my relationship with God. I am grateful to my friend for participating in my spiritual development.
Many of us have earnest prayers that seem to go unanswered. At times, we can feel nervous to share among large groups. We can be assured, God does care and hear all of our requests. He urges us to continue to walk closely with Him, be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. God is our source of comfort.
Reflect & Pray
God, scripture urges us to pray, continually. Teach us how to be persistent in prayer. Give us the courage to become faithful partners in prayer with others. Show me how to delight in Your promises. My help comes from You. In Jesus Name, Amen!
What do you need to share with God? Who can you invite into prayer?
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