I find it very difficult to ask for prayer for myself.
I usually wait until I'm sinking to break down and admit that I need my friends....that includes you all....to pray for me!!! I realize....as much as I don't like admitting it....it has to do with "spiritual pride". Recently at our small group meeting when it was my time to ask for prayer....of course, my request was for my Mom. When pressured to ask for a specific prayer for myself....it was for strength. That's been my prayer for quite some time....that God would give me HIS strength to get thru some difficulties that we have encountered, especially this year. Without going into specific details....some of the struggles included dealing with the insurance company, health scares, Mamaw's death, leaving our church family, finding out something that I know God wanted me to know....but it was difficult to learn and cope with (still is)....more health problems, family issues, my Mom's heart attack....and Pappy's job loss. Most of them, just by themselves were things we could deal with....but as they seemed to pile on top of one another....well, I realized just how much I needed STRENGTH!!!
But....thru it all....I've found a peace that I told our group leader only comes from knowing God.
He is my Strength!!!
S - Seeking
T - To
R - Rest
E - Entirely
N - Nestled in
G - God's
T - Tender
H - Hand
(my personal acrostic)
Psalm 18:1-2 (NLT)
I love you, Lord;
You are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
HOPE your Monday is full of blessings,