“I’ll pray for you!” And though I know, I just know, there are those that really mean it. You know who they are. And you know who they are not!
There are some that I want to look in the eye and tell them I know what they were really thinking….
“Oh, I’m sorry…that really stinks! How do I get out of this awkward conversation?”
I understand. We’ve all been there. I’ve done the exact same thing and walked away and completely abandoned ever having that conversation. Yes, it has been a while since I have learned from that behavior and vowed not to do that again. I purposely try to not say “I’ll pray for you” until I have offered other help first. Then I will follow up with those words knowing I will genuinely pray for them!
I believe that it is so prevalent in this world to be selfish, greedy and lack compassion. So many seem to always want more or are envious of what others have. I don’t believe it is necessarily intentional. We become so wrapped in discontentment that it becomes difficult to care about another person’s life. Life is really difficult at times and I understand!
Not only do I want to be the recipient of other people’s heart cries to God but I want my heart to cry out on behalf of others. I need the prayers of others and I need to pray for others! I want to be that person that you can count on to pray for you.
When someone comes to your mind, don’t dismiss that thought. Think of it as a nudge from the Holy Spirit and PRAY. Then let them know you prayed for them. They need to know you care. Your intercessory prayer may be their guide to a glimmer of hope.