Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For Those Who Pray...

Inspired by above post. (click on link to read)

There is no wall that a prayer cannot scale

No hill it cannot rise above

No plea too unworthy; no whisper too frail

For the God of compassion and love

No beggar too poor, no scholar too wise

No wealth that can ever exceed

The mercy descending, as we lift our cries

To One who beholds every need

In poverty, sickness, in sorrow or pain

In hopelessness or despair

In all of life’s troubles we do not understand

We may touch God in a prayer

When words are too hard and the misery too deep

His pure, gracious love intercedes

He hears the groan of our hearts as we weep

And ministers to our deepest needs

He hears our praise and our creature complaints

He sees every tear that we shed

When spirit is willing, but our body faints

He carries us through vales of dread

Far, far away across oceans and plains

In jungle or dungeon or tent

Prayer reaches out as it heals or sustains

The one for whom it is sent

In every nation, in every tongue

He hears and He understands

No mortal too old or ever too young

To put their trust into His hands

'For those who pray...'though we don’t understand

As we place in His keeping, our care

What comfort to feel the touch of His hand

As we reach out to Him in a prayer

Janet Martin

The power of prayer is unsurpassed.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:26-28


  1. Interesting. One of the things on my to-do list is to read the book Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference by author Philip Yancey. My minister gave it to me to read. I have been doing a lot of thinking / discussing about the subject lately.

  2. Love this and the verse from Romans... I remember learning at a young age, if you're thinking of someone, say a quick prayer for them. Even if you don't know what they're going through, or what they need, God knows, and will direct your prayers. Awesome! By the way ~ Happy Thanksgiving :)

  3. Thank-you Mary and Megan,,,,and yes, we had a great Thanksgiving. I'm tired. Too much turkey and pumpkin pie;)


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