Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 2 - Carried by Prayer

After nearly a month away from home I arrived back to find several messages from people I had not heard from in months. They said, “You’ve just been on my mind this last while and I called to tell you I have been praying for you.”

I was amazed again at the care of God! I marveled at the peace that had encompassed the last several weeks and knew we had been carried by prayer. These friends did not know that our family was in the midst of burying my father-in-law and comforting Grandma. But they had prayed…and we had felt it.

An old, blind lady once told me, “Where prayer focuses, God’s power falls.” If you feel alone today in your circumstances, know that God will be bringing you to the minds of other believers to be lifted up in prayer.

Know that those strong, persistent thoughts you have for another can often be God’s prompting you to pray for that person. Don’t worry if you haven’t been in touch or if you don’t even know what to pray. God knows! God works through our prayers and gives His Holy Spirit to pray when we don’t have the words.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26

Be alert when someone is on your mind for no apparent reason. Pray for them. You may well be one of those called to carry that person in prayer though a difficult time. And know that God will do the same for you when you are in need. Carried by prayer…it’s one of the ways He works in the lives of His children.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Thank you that You work through our prayers. Spur me on to pray for those who come unexpectedly to my mind today. Thank you that You will also bring me to the mind of others in my times of need. Help me to appreciate the wonderful privilege of praying for another even when I don’t know what to pray. How amazing that Your Spirit joins us in deep prayer. Thank you that our prayers for one another carry us when we cannot manage alone. How wonderfully You provide this strength for us, Your children.
With thanksgiving I pray in Jesus name, Amen.