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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Too Tired to Pray

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;  and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-28

Some of you know I had spine surgery last month. I’m still in rehab. and can now walk a little, with the walker and a gifted CNA or Physical Therapist at my side. I thank God for each day of improvement, even though I have a long way to go.

Two months before my surgery date, my middle back slid off alignment. The pain was horrible. I wanted to pray but the pain medication left me unable to form the words. But, I knew . . . when the voice cannot form a prayer the spirit prays without ceasing.

I knew there were many friends and family praying for me. Even my Nephrologist (kidney specialist when my kidneys failed during surgery) looked at me with sincere eyes and said, “You know that God can heal don’t you? You pray that your kidneys are healed and they will be.” Praise the Lord for physicians with their gift of healing and for those who boldly walk with you.

Who are you praying for? Do you believe the prayers you whisper? God does heal. Pray for his touch. Let us pray:

“Oh God, Father of the Great Physician, Holy is your name. May your kingdom of Love and wholeness come to live within me, that I may live in health and strength as do those who dwell with you in heaven. For this day, I ask for continued strength development, physical and emotional health, and improved mobility. May those around me, who I sometimes cannot see through my own pain, find your strength, health and healing as well. All these things I pray in the name of him who needed only to touch me and I would be made whole again, your son, my savior Jesus Christ, in whom I believe. Amen”
Copyright 2015 Doris Gaines Rapp

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