I was up at 3 this morning. I would like to tell you I “had a reason”, but that would not be truth. For some reason, I woke and found myself wanting to or needing to pray. I found myself praying for situations in our country. Troubling, difficult situations. It matters less about what they are and simply that we know to pray.
As I lay there wanting to sleep but knowing it was not fruitful, I began to see people and places. I felt like I was overhead, zooming down from an eagle’s perspective. Silently I would view a circumstance or an individual only to find myself “needing” to pray.
Lately, I have found myself a “hard” about a couple of issues. Those issues are sickness and situations. When someone is ill or I perceive that they are ill, I ask them if I can pray. I do not see where talking about it is helpful. “Lay hands upon the sick and they shall recover.” “Pray the prayer of faith.” Talking does nothing for the most part but stir up sympathy and sympathy does not heal anyone.
The second is difficult situations. I notice that in the “mode” of building relationship, conversations come forth, but the reality of it is, a person in a difficult situation, doesn’t need more talk, so much as they need more encouragement and prayer.
I have had to ask myself, do I talk the situation or the answer? Am I spending more time on the problem or more time on the speaking of the answer through prayer and declaration?
Am I the vessel for healing? Do I believe what I say I believe? If so, I ought to lay hands upon the sick and see them recover. (Last week a friend of mine had injured his back. I asked him if I could pray. The next morning he came up to me and said that night he realized he had no more pain.)
Today, will you pray? Our ability to pray is through the relationship with the Lord Jesus. Because of that when we pray or heal the sick, we are establishing His kingdom here on earth. Isn’t it time to see the kingdom come?