Who has your back?
Lately, I have been reminded of the importance of having people you can turn to for prayer. Things are going to come up in all of our lives that will cause us to fall on our knees, both in prayer and overwhelming emotion. In those times, we need those we know we can trust with the deepest pleas of our hearts, asking them to stand before God with us. In moments of heartfelt desperation, we need others to come along side us and help us lift our burdens to God, knowing He hears them on our behalf.
Before you bring it up, let me answer your question: NO, it is NOT a weakness to admit need to others. Quite the opposite in fact – it’s a strength! Being able to admit that we need help shows courage and vulnerability. Being transparent with our prayer circle allows us to find comfort, refreshment, and breakthrough that we lack when we keep all of our complications to ourselves. There is power that comes from finding understanding in another individual, and, as a result, we leave our confession feeling lifted of what we once thought to be an issue that plagued us alone.
If you don’t have a good prayer partner or partners, look around your social circle and take note of who might best meet this criteria. Is the person trustworthy? Do you admire their own walk with the Lord? Do you know that you can trust them to pray before judging and hug before condemning? If so, that might just be your perfect prayer mate! You can even (redundant as this may seem) pray about finding a good prayer partner. Ask God to bring someone into your life that you can share a special trust with when it comes to your personal prayer life.
I’m praying for all of you today!