At times, we all have special prayer intentions: prayers that have been in our hearts for years, prayers about a sudden emergency occurrence, and prayers about a seemingly hopeless situation. It can be difficult to know what to do with such BIG prayer requests. Sometimes, we feel alone in our prayer efforts. Other times, we may experience fear, anxiety, and general unrest about a specific intention. Perhaps we have even lost faith, believing that a particularly tumultuous situation is beyond God’s reach. We hope that this blog is at least a partial answer to these difficulties in prayer: BIG prayer intentions may require BIG prayer efforts. This blog is an opportunity to have others join you in prayer, and together, we can storm heaven with your special prayer intention.
As we pray, it is important to remember that God may answer our prayers in unexpected ways. We need to listen attentively for His voice, as God may be opening a window or creating a new path for our lives. Also, it may be that God is eagerly anticipating answering our prayers, but He will do so in His perfect timing (which is often quite different from our timing!). Finally, in His infinite wisdom, God may wish to give us a greater gift and a greater good, such as a closer relationship with Him cultivated through prayer, than our original prayer intention. Therefore, we must stay vigilant, ever at the watch for God’s movement in our lives and in our hearts.
Even for BIG prayer requests, our ultimate goal is always to seek interior peace of heart, trusting fully in the Divine Will. With this blog, we hope that you will feel accompanied in your prayers, and through this sense of accompaniment, trustfully surrender your petition to the Lord. We send our petitions to the Lord in great peace, knowing that He always brings His Light into the darkness.
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4: 6-7