Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Whole Bunch of Prayers
Ever feel like prayer requests were falling like a downpour? They sure seem like that to me, right now. More people needing prayers than ordinarily.
I’m used to people talking to me. Telling me things to pray about. Things not just about themselves, but also about their loved ones, their families, their situations. I know—intellectually—that there haven’t been too many more prayer requests lately. Except, some of these requests hit pretty close to home.
Maybe I am close to some of the people who have come to me with prayer requests, lately. I guess it shows that I have feelings. I have a heart.
I need to check in with my accountability partners. That will help. That way, I am taking care of myself. (I am encouraged to seek out self-care, regularly!)
Actually, self-care is a good idea for anyone who is regularly involved with the helping professions.
Dear God, I pray for all those who are on the prayer list. I pray for all those in need of prayer in my congregation, among my family and friends, and those with unspoken prayer requests.
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.
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