knows everything! So, do you have something troubling you? Do you have
something irking you? Whatever it is; take a moment right now to give it up to
God in prayer.
you can; hear me out. I find that sometimes I am unable to get at the heart of
what is bothering me or troubling me or even for the thing that is inspiring
thankfulness in me. Sometimes, I fumble and stumble around trying to form the
right prayer that expresses my needs, desires, thankfulness and praise.
Sometimes, in that stumbling and fumbling, no matter how hard I try, I just
donít get it across right.
Matthew 6:8, Jesus tells the disciples and us that God knows our needs before
we ask them. Then Jesus teaches us what we call the Lordís Prayer there are some
churches donít like using the Lordís Prayer in their services, because it is
too formulaic. They prefer prayers to be from the heart.
is nothing wrong with prayers from the heart, in fact I believe that they are
good not only to stay in touch with God on a personal level, but they are also
a great exercise for us to learn that God wants to communicate with us in our
then those moments when we donít know how to speak, or are too angry to talk,
or too heart-broken even to utter sobs overtake us. In those times God knows
our needs, our desires, our wants and our pain. So, if we can utter anything at
all in those moments the Lordís prayer is a great thing to say, because we know
it and it covers all we need to cover. Even when we are unable to utter that
though the Holy Spirit knows our heart and knows our mind and intercedes for us
with groans too deep for human language.
can read that in Romans 8:26. In our weakness, which in my case is often
(weakness to sin, weakness in sin, weakness of body and spirit, fatigue, etc.,
etc.), the Holy Ghost takes up our cause and cries out to the Father for our
sake. When we hurt, when we suffer and when we struggle, when we make mistakes,
when we are ridiculed, persecuted or mocked, when we have no words and when we
have too many words, God knows! He knows and he will answer us. Though
sometimes we failÖ Godís word, the promises he has made us and the forgiveness
he gives us through Christ, will never fail us. God knows and he will care for
In His Grip,