Thursday, October 26, 2006

Please take a moment to read about Baby Ashley.

I will admit, I often wonder what good it does me to pray. I often wonder how in the world what I say could possibly sway a sovereign God. So many times, in situations like this, the outcome is not what I want, and my disillusionment grows.

But my heart breaks. And I don't know what else to do.

So join me, and pray for this baby girl and her family. Spread the word.

Thank you, Sarah, for posting about this.


shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

I don't know either. I just know I pray because He told me to, and trust that He'll change my heart in the process.

Everyday Mommy said...

Oh, Honey! God truly does answer prayer. Yes, He is sovereign. But, this does not mean that He cannot or will not be moved by our hearts cry. The Scripture is replete with stories of our brothers and sisters who cried out to the Lord. He heard their cries and delivered them. Prayer is communion with Him, not a vending machine where we go to "get what we want". God is sovereign. He is also loving, merciful, tender and the the God of all comfort.

4andcounting said...

I think C.S. Lewis wrote that he prays not to change God's will, but to be changed by God. Our prayers are not for God, they are for us in some way. Isn't there a peace in knowing there is someone to pray to, regardless of the outcome?

thebarefootpoet said...

I read that post and just wept. I thought of my little boy, and could see in my mind that little girl with her eyes closed. I think Jesus showed us that being sovereign does not mean untouched by the needs of others. How many miracles happened around the words "and Jesus, moved with compassion..." or something similar. I don't have God figured out, especially in terms of when and why he chooses to act and intervene, but I will echo that sometimes its good just to have someone to cry to.

The Author said...

Check out Luke 18:1-7 and read about the parable of the persistent widow. Or Luke 11:5-13.

Be bold. i've been praying for a certain thing now nearly every day for a long time. i've actually started thanking God in advance for answering the prayer!

He WANTS to to answer our prayers. You may feel like giving up and saying "well, it's probably part of God's plan that X happens," but if you believe in the amazing God i believe in, you'll know he's clever enough to alter circumstances here on Earth and still see his will accomplished.