Prayer is work
By Kristy Solis
It is difficult to ask for help in times of need, which includes asking God for help. Sometimes, we simply may not even know what to ask for. When we are overwhelmed, this is a time to call upon God. A simple prayer of guidance through the chaos will suffice. God is the only constant who will be there.
Recently, a friend shared the following psalm which resonated with me:
“Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!”
But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.”
It reminds us that we need to ask God, even if in a simple prayer – whether it is for us or for others.
Take the time and ask yourself or others, “How may I pray for you?” Offering prayer to someone in need is powerful. Do not become complacent and expect God to just show up. We all need to do the work and pray for our needs. God places these urgent needs into our lives to accomplish his purposes.
Lord, hear our prayers to remind us that you our Lord uses our needs to teach us and to reinforce our trust in YOU. “Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.”
We not only pray but rejoice in your name, Lord.