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He Has The Words

Lord, a family from our church buried their son last week. I want to

comfort them. I want to tell them I care. I want to help them get

through this time of suffering and pain. I want to, but I don’t have the

words.

Lord, a member of our congregation has been called up for active duty.

He has shipped out to another land to represent our nation in a

possible war. I. want to ask for protection. I want to say something to

his family that will reassure them that he will be safe. I want to, but I

don’t know what to say.

Lord, I just found out that another couple from our church has decided

to give up on their marriage. They have filed for a divorce.  I am

shocked. I am stunned.  They both are hurting and I want to help them.

I want to say something that will fix their marriage. I want to say

something to make the hurt go away. I want to, but I don’t know what

to say.

Lord, I know a guy who has been struggling to stay sober, but he told

me last week that he blew it again. He’s angry. He’s disappointed. He’s

afraid he is headed for trouble, again. I want to fix his problem. I want

to tell him he’ll be okay. I want to say something that will give him

strength make it one more day. I want to, but I don’t know what to say.

Lord, I met a lady who has just found out that her husband has been

having an affair, and that he wants out of their marriage. She is

devastated. She is broken. He is indifferent and doesn’t want to talk. I

want to comfort her. I want to promise her that all will be well in a little

while. I want to, but I can’t.

Lord, there are a lot of people who are hurting. There are families in

pain and misery. I want to say something to make it all better. I want

to, but I can’t. I don’t know what to say. So I sit here praying for these

parents who lost their son, the family of the soldier and the soldier, the

couple getting a divorce,  the man with the addiction, the lady with the

broken heart. But even as I pray I don’t know the words to say. My soul

is aching. My heart is hurting. I don’t have the words.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not

know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for

us with groaning’s that words cannot express. And he who searches

our hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit

intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26-

27)

He has the words…

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