It Doesn’t Hurt To Ask
I have been thinking about it so perhaps I should write about it this morning.
I recall a time. A panic attack was forming. I could feel it coming on. I was scared. I didn’t want to go there AGAIN. And in ignorant desperation I cried out – literally!:
JESUS, pray for me.
He did. The panic attack immediately subsided. Mind you I have had some anxious moments since then but none again to that magnitude.
My point? It is a good thing to ask JESUS to pray for us. Shall I give you Scriptural bases?
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
via John 17 KJV – These words spake Jesus, and lifted up – Bible Gateway.
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
via Luke 22:31-33 KJV – And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, – Bible Gateway.
Past tense, right?
25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
via Hebrews 7 NASB – Melchizedek’s Priesthood Like – Bible Gateway.
Present tense! He ALWAYS lives to make intercession for us.
So doesn’t He pray even if I do not specifically ask? Of course He does! BUT what of ‘ye have not because ye ask not’ (James 4:2)? I’m just giving you some food for thought.
Next time you’re in a tight place, you could cry out: JESUS pray for me. Perhaps it will make a sweet memory that you will never forget. A memory that you will hold on to for the rest of your life. A memory that will encourage you and remind you every time – HE LOVES ME! HE HEARS ME!
Thank You, JESUS, for praying for me even when I do not form the words. And thank You that when I do, You let me know that You are always, always praying for me; always loving me. And not just me but every willing soul who believes and receives. And for every soul who comes here to read and pray today, I pray this precious Truth will bear fruit in their hearts. And, ABBA, we come with our sick and afflicted again this morning, asking You to heal them. And, HOLY SPIRIT, we come with our wayward, rebellious, oblivious Ones and ask for mercy and grace and space to repent. And we pray for our beloved Israel for peace and safety for them. And for our own beloved Nation we pray for mercy; for a revival; for You, HOLY SPIRIT, to call people to come together to pray and intercede for others in JESUS name. Amen and .