There is so much craziness going on in the world right now with the coronavirus. I see everyone doing wonderful things for their community like offering to go out and buy nessessities for those who can’t do it on their own and going on prayer walks. But for me, doing those things is difficult with money being tight and taking care of a newborn. Seeing these great actions put a burden on my heart. I want to reach out to my community and help where I can but how am I supposed to help when I can’t get out of the house?
I asked God the same question while making dinner one handed with a baby in the other hand. God was not hesitant to answer. Almost instantly, I felt God impress on my heart intercessory prayer. In that moment, I got very excited. Like, duh! What better way to reach my community than to pray for them! But, the spirit is willing and the flesh is weak.
Since that impression, I have felt God pull at me to pray and tap in a little deeper, to get uncomfortable for God but flesh is flesh and excuses come up so easily sometimes, don’t they? I want to pray but I don’t know what to pray! There’s such a huge community, a huge world, where do I begin? Again, I asked God; during a feeding when nothing else could take my attention, my baby had me trapped for the next 30 minutes. I told God how I have been slacking in prayer. I apologized and said to Him, “I don’t know what to pray God!” Then after giving God excuses, I got on facebook and the first thing I read amazed me.
It was a post from a minister who had come to our church for fall revival. The post said, “No one’s flesh wants them to pray! Prayer is a 2 way communication between you and God and when you feel like you have nothing to say, it’s normally because Jesus has something to say to you! I promise Jesus will speak to and through you! After He speaks there will be a response in the spirit consisting of intersession, travail, or warfare, maybe even all 3. We must listen to what Jesus is saying to the church.”
I would be lying if I said I didn’t cry! God is a prayer answering God. Jesus says in John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. He definitely stays true to His word!