Overwhelmed by Prayer

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Have you ever been overwhelmed by prayer?

I am today.
There are just so many needs in the world.  So many needs in my small corner of the world.  So many friends and acquaintances who are hurting.  I met a lady on Sunday who loves her husband, but is getting a divorce because all he cares about are his drugs, not his wife and kids.  I’ve already forgotten their names, but all she wants is for him to be radically changed by Jesus!

It just seems like I could pray and pray and pray and never cover even a small portion of desperate needs the people around me have.  Paul says in Galatians 4:19 “…I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!” Not only are there physical and emotional needs, but there is the great spiritual need of having Christ formed in the lives of people.

That was my biggest prayer today. I prayed for you. I prayed for myself. I want to see Christ come into our lives and change us in ways that we cannot possibly imagine.  So, that was my prayer. I encourage you to join me as well praying that the Holy Spirit would not only show others the path to Jesus, but work in us, constantly forming and changing us until Christ returns.

Jesus says – how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask!

That’s unbelievably overwhelming!