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
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
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-
He has the words…