Power of Prayer

I follow Stella Parton on Twitter, for those of you unfamiliar with the name, it’s Dolly’s sister. She recently tweeted asking her followers “Have you ever wondered if people who say they will be praying for you really are praying for you?”

I replied to her “Nope!” and with the scripture from Matthew 18:10. I’m not one for getting on social media and asking for the “prayer warriors” to pray. If that’s you then I’m not judging it. I’m for whatever works for you. For me, though I must know that the ones I ask will pray because I know they believe in the power of prayer.

The ones closest to me have heard me say over and over again these words. “When I’m on my dying bed, I don’t want just anyone in my room, over my bed, praying for me. I only want those who were there for me before I got sick, before my transition, the ones that truly loved me. Don’t bring anyone to my bedside that has abandoned me, that left me in my darkest times. They are only rushing to my bedside to ask me for forgiveness, to release their guilt and shame.” We must recognize and know who is really for us and who is against us. The power of discernment is real.

And the power of prayer is real but only if we do it from the heart, with our connected spirit of the divine, and with the intent to allow the will of the divine, not our will. And when we don’t have the words, God hears our cry.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26

I pray we have the power of discernment and know who loves us for us. That we know who is for us and against us. That we have a tribe of 2-3 that we can gather to ask for prayer when we have done all we can so we do what’s left and that’s surrender to the one greater than us. To allow his will, not ours, without attachment, with acceptance to know it’s all a plan that will work out for the greater good if we just believe with the faith of a mustard seed.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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