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Able to Pray
by Connie Faust
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
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For all of us, there are times when we feel unable to pray. As always, God has provided for those times--with Christian brothers and sisters who will lift us to Him in prayer, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, who takes our prayers and our moans and presents them to the Father as the worthiest of prayers. These healing provisions are available to all who have called on Jesus to save them.

ABLE TO PRAY


Are ye able to pray?
Nay, for thy burden is heavy,
and God's arm, so mighty to save,
is hidden from thee in the dark, lonesome valley;
and the faith He so readily gave
seems unable to fortify thee.


Are ye able to pray?
Call thy brother, thy sister to weep,
to cry for thee in their night's sleep;
to stand in the gap, call thy name
and plead to the Lord for thy pain;
to uphold thee when the way is too steep.

God would not allow thee to go through the vale
if no one stood tall in thy place.
He wouldn't expect thee to carry the load
if He hadn't provided the love and the grace;
for His burden-bearers, tho' weak when alone,
are able to bear thee to the cross and the throne.


Are ye able to pray?
Only groan in thy heart,
for the Spirit of Jesus is close by thy side,
to hold and renew thee; with thee to abide;
and He takes thy weak cries, clarified and refined,
to touch the Father's heart and bring peace to thy mind.


Romans 8:26~~~"...the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 
And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

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Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 1/22/2008
This touches me deeply...sometimes when I try to pray I am reduced to saying, Oh, Dear Lord, you know what is in my heart and what is my truth even though this hampster wheel in my brain won't slow down enough for me to form the consious words inside my head.

May this find you well and happy,
Kathy
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/21/2008
An inspiring poem which offers spiritual grace ....M
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/13/2008
You are filled with the holy spirit and it touches the souls of all who read this. Great job! Bonnie an old coal cracker too.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/9/2008
Such an inspiring write my dear friend, one that I too can relate with. I have been in this place before...when I have cried tears until I wasn't able to cry anymore because of the heavy load that I carried and the burden that had me weighed down! I did have to call on my church family to pray...I sat broken hearted one night in silence when the Lord impressed upon my heart that was what He searched out, and that He already knew about my burdens and my trial, I was also reminded that I had asked Him for an answer...and that I didn't have to ask again, but believe that He would move in my need, faith....when I began to believe from my heart...it wasn't long until His mighty hand did move! A great write my friend, thank you for the walk down memory lane, and the reminder that God is still in control, and always sees our needs...well done! Great inspiration!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/8/2008
My prayer time is out under the stars, looking into the vastness of the Universe...it's like God's looking back, twinkling an answer. :) Beautifully penned, Connie, saving this to remind myself He hears--He answers! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/8/2008
My private time, away from the hustle and bustle and stress of the day' when I have no obligation to family or chores...that is my time with God and myself. It's meditative as well and a healing comes about for my inner/shine/
Your poem is wonderful in the grace it gives.
Love and blessings,
Susan
Reviewed by DJ Williams 1/8/2008
I love how even though it describes a difficult time when we are too overcome emotionally to pray that at the end you talk of how "the Father's heart and bring(ing) peace to thy mind." I like this piece. It blessed me!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/8/2008
So invitingly beautiful and spiritual....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/8/2008
Once again, your faith is strongly expressed via your verses. Love and peace to you, Connie,

Regis



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