Do you ever have a moment of relief or peace and then realize, “Somebody is praying for me”? They are. . . Fiona explains.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:11-12)
I’ve been feeling like it’s been hard going lately and the daily struggles seem that bit harder.
Everything seems worse as I’m not sleeping that well, and that leads to tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, and all the rest that I’m sure many of you understand all too well.
Yesterday I seemed overwhelmed with depressing thoughts and particularly the fact that so much of the time I feel like I’m doing this journey on my own.
Sure, I know God is with me every minute of it and that makes a huge difference. But in terms of people who support and walk alongside me–there aren’t many and I often feel like this burden is too heavy to carry alone.
Last night I slept a couple of hours, then was pretty much wakeful the rest of the night. As I dozed intermittently or just tried not to be “awake,” I was aware that my mind was playing over and over again, the words “somebody’s praying for me.”
I bought a new CD recently and that’s the title of a song on it that I’ve heard a few times no, “Somebody’s Praying For Me” with Don Moen & Claire Cloninger.*
Not just were they the words of that song, but I think God had my mind replaying them now, so I would remember that even when I feel so alone. There are people praying for me.
I know that those prayers make a difference and I feel so privileged to have people–some of whom I’ve never met in person–lifting my name up before the Lord. It was a reminder to me that I’m so blessed by those people who are praying for me.
I think it’s also a challenge for me to think of those in my life that I should be holding up in prayer before the Lord too. Whether they are facing challenges, or just needing encouragement to continue on–God calls us to pray for eachother.
Prayer: Father, Thank You for alerting me that I have people praying for me. Help me to be aware of those I need to be praying for today. Thank You that You always hear our prayers. Amen.
* Album “Uncharted Territory” – Don Moen, “Somebody’s Praying For Me” – Don Moen & Claire Cloninger
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life, and the lessons He is teaching her, as she lives with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to travel when she is able. You can contact her in the Sunroom.
Do you remember a time when you were really aware of others praying for you and the difference that made in a particular situation, or time? Did you know at the time, or only later?
When you are having those dark moments, when nothing seems to be going right in your life, remember, “somebody is praying for me.” You may never know if it is a parent, a child, or even someone here at Rest Ministries who you have never “met” but who is praying for you this very moment. This is the song Fiona shares above. We encourage you to listen.