“You might think that praying with someone in pain is a small and insignificant thing, but it is not. You’ll likely be able to ask God for help with a different level of faith than your hurting friend can muster. The boldness of your request and the confidence in your approach to the throne of grace can be a great help. You can pray with a firm belief that creates a stronger faith in others. If you don’t know what to pray, consider appealing to God through the words of a lament like Psalm 13 or 22. As you echo the boldness of the psalm, it can beget boldness in a hurting friend.” From Dark Clouds Deep Mercy – Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop
People keep commenting how strong I am, how much faith we have…but I believe that the faithful prayers of so so many have carried us, have bolstered our faith, have helped us stay connected to the Father and we are so very grateful for that.
This has changed my perspective on what it means to really pray for someone. To not just tell or type “praying for you” but to actually pause and do it because I have seen how powerful the prayers of others are. We can boldly ask God for strength and mercy and peace and wisdom for someone else when they don’t have the words or the faith to do it for themselves. What an honor that is!
Thank you for doing that for us.