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Faith Friday – When You Cannot Pray


Have you ever hurt so bad you couldn’t pray?

I have.

I’ve been going through a rough time lately.  My mother’s health has been bad for the past couple of years.  A year ago, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

This May she fell and broke her hip which led to surgery and a stay at a rehab facility.

She’s home now and doing better, thank the Lord.


Sometimes I can pray great prayers. Other times I can only cry for help.

I have a feeling that God considers “help” a great prayer too.

When You Cannot Pray Sharon Rene


I hope so because it’s about all I can manage lately.

I’m sure some of you have already experienced this and the rest of you probably will someday.


I wonder what God thinks about that?


“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”  Romans 8:26-27

The apostle Paul makes it clear.

When we can’t pray, the Spirit prays for us.



I have wonderful friends and family that I ask to pray for me – especially when I can’t do it myself.

I know that they are lifting my cause up to glory and I so very much appreciate it.  I feel it too.  I don’t know how I feel it, but I do.

That’s the power of God.

It’s even better to know that the Spirit is praying for me too.  Obviously, God isn’t angry with me for struggling in prayer.  He sends the Holy Spirit to lift me up and encourage me.  He sends the Spirit to my rescue.

We can’t beat that.

Thank you for stopping by my blog this “Faith Friday.”  Please come back again.

I’d love for you to comment below and let me know your experiences with prayer!

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