Grace For The Journey: A Lesson in Prayer

This year God has led me to pray for others. I’ve prayed for a lot of people and a variety of situations. However, each time I’ve been seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance on how to pray for them. I certainly don’t know what to pray or how to pray for someone else. Doing this step has helped me to pray clearly and with greater power. It feels different to pray this way. I don’t feel as if I’m throwing confetti to the wind hoping that at least one piece makes it to God. Prayers out of desperation or hopelessness. This type of prayer feels confident, with power, like shooting an arrow and it hitting the target. Sure, true and right.

I’m still praying, so if you want me to pray for you, send me an email with “Prayer” as the subject. Tell me what you want me to personally pray for you, and I’ll reply with the prayer. I will not share the prayer with anyone unless you give me written permission to do so. However, you can share it with whomever you want. Praying for someone else is a sacred trust which I will not break.

Yet there are some lessons to learn and messages that went to many different people that I can share without breaking any confidentiality. There were a few people who asked for healing from pain or disease. As much as I would have liked to pray for healing, which I have done, sometimes the Holy Spirit led me to grace for the journey instead of healing.  

This is certainly not what people would want to hear, right? At least that is what I thought, but when I shared the prayer, they said it was beautiful. Wow!

Grace for the journey means two things:

  1. Not promised a pain free existence on earth.

Grace for the journey means that you and I aren’t promised a pain free existence here on earth. Yet God gives you hope, peace and comfort amidst the pain and difficulties. Grace tells you Jesus is right there next to you while you are in pain.

2. Jesus understands and journeys alongside you.

Jesus understands a broken heart, pain and rejection. He’s been there and is compassionate to help you through rough times. He’s right beside you, holding you and tending to your broken heart. He also walks you through the process to heal and pushes you to change.

That is grace for the journey. That is beautiful.

Amen!

If you know of someone who would benefit from this message, please share this with them! Thank you.

If you want me to pray for you, please contact me and I will do so. Blessings!

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