Thursday, January 20, 2011


 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. 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.

Romans 8: 26-27 

For the last two days I have been trying to pray for a friend.  A wonderful woman, who is a sister in Christ but also a sister of my heart as she walks my road.  She loves a daughter like my daughter... She is so strong but life happens and her feet have been knocked from beneath her I know...  And there's nothing that anyone can do to take away the hurt and the sting that I am sure she is going through and I want to do something.  Pray. 

And I have so many words in my heart and head bursting for release and I sit to pray...  All I can say is "Lord..."  And I have so much else but don't say it.  Just that one word, saying it in desperation, saying it when you don't know what else to say.  It encompasses the why?, the please, the now, how?, the miracle...

And the Book tells me it is enough.




Clarissa said...

love to you Shan.. and thank you.

The VW's said...

Lately many people have been on my heart and prayers as just seems to hold more struggles as the years go by! I often don't have the words or strength to pray for everyone, and also to hold their burdens on my shoulders along with my own.

But, you just reminded me that God knows what is on our hearts and even though He asks us to pray, He hears us even when all we can mutter is "Lord". Thanks for this reminder and thanks for being a great friend to your friend! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shannon,Thank you for loving my sister,thank you for praying and for your kind words...May God bless you for all you do!! ~Elisa