Able To Pray

For all of us, there are times when we feel unable to pray. As always, God has provided for those times--with Christian brothers and sisters who will lift us to Him in prayer, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, who takes our prayers and our moans and presents them to the Father as the worthiest of prayers. These healing provisions are available to all who have called on Jesus to save them.

        Are ye able to pray?
        Nay, for thy burden is heavy,
        and God's arm, so mighty to save,
        is hidden from thee in the dark, lonesome valley;
        and the faith He so readily gave
        seems unable to fortify thee.

        Are ye able to pray?
        Call thy brother, thy sister to weep,
        to cry for thee in their night's sleep;
        to stand in the gap, call thy name
        and plead to the Lord for thy pain;
        to uphold thee when the way is too steep.

        God would not allow thee to go through the vale
        if no one stood tall in thy place.
        He wouldn't expect thee to carry the load
        if He hadn't provided the love and the grace;
        for His burden-bearers, tho' weak when alone,
        are able to bear thee to the cross and the throne.

        Are ye able to pray?
        Only groan in thy heart,
        for the Spirit of Jesus is close by thy side,
        to hold and renew thee; with thee to abide;
        and He takes thy weak cries, clarified and refined,
        to touch the Father's heart and bring peace to thy mind.

Romans 8:26 ~~ "...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. And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

~ Connie Faust ~
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[ by: Connie Faust, Copyright © 2008 (beracah1 @ -- submitted by: Connie Faust ]


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