This photo illustrates exactly how I felt this morning, minus the dreadlocks, when I sat down to spend some time with my Three Best Friends – OVERWHELMED! I had my coffee, my basket with all my reading material and as I settled in, I bowed my head and said, “Lord, there is just so much, so many to talk to You about.” I didn’t have a list in front of me but all of a sudden, faces and names and situations began coming to my mind and as they did I just said them aloud to Father – this went on for almost an hour and when I was done I was exhausted and exhilarated at the same time.
Is anyone else feeling this enormity of prayer needs? Is it because we are so much more aware of things due to the Internet and social networking? Is it because I am sixty years old and I know more people now than I did twenty years ago? Whatever the reason, prayer needs are astronomical. BUT, our God is larger still.
As I began sharing my burdens with Him, my burden became lighter. The urgency lessened. He listened. I talked. I covered a lot of territory in that short hour. When I lifted my head, morning had broken and my coffee was cold. My mind was clearer and my heart was filled.
PRAYER – it’s never too much; it’s never too little. Don’t ever be afraid to begin praying because there is just too much, remember He knows before we utter a single syllable. Holy Spirit is transmitting our groanings; our Brother Jesus instantly intercedes on our behalf; and Father is greatly pleased to act upon our requests. It may take years to see the fruit of our prayer time – but fruit there will be – it is a promise. Whatever you ask in My Name I will do it.