19th April 2019

Compassion UK: Ask For Prayer

In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

Ecclesiastes 6:18 MSG


 

I recently faced an awful situation online. Someone managed to hack my social media accounts and lock me out of them. While struggling to resolve the situation, I really had only one thing I could do — pray.

Immediately I thought of my online prayer group. I’d been in the group for a few months and had enjoyed praying for various situations for others. But somehow, I felt reluctant to ask for prayer, to make it about me this time. On some level I felt that by asking for prayer I was taking up time and space that someone might need more. I felt that if I asked for help, there’d be less prayer to go around. But quite desperate, I went ahead and asked. I was so blessed by the support; I felt immediately surrounded by an army! It wasn’t long before I felt stronger and unafraid—and began to see circumstances turn around.

Reflection
Do you have someone who can pray for you? Don’t be afraid to ask! It’s good to nominate several people and reach out to them with issues, however small. Why not use Lent to ask  someone? 

Lord, thank you that you promise that where two or more are gathered, you are there and you answer our prayers. Help me to know with whom I should team up. Give me the courage to step out and ask for that support where it is needed and to be ready to offer that help. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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