I Don't Have Words But God Hears



And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. – Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. – Colossians 4:2
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I don’t have words to say sometimes… In my prayers…Just like this morning as my husband took my warm hands. Warmed up after holding a cup of brewed coffee. He led. As usual. Often times, I uttered softly and joined his petitions and thanks. But not this morning. I was quiet and my spirit just listened. My husband was already done. But I still held his hands. Tight..Not letting go. Though I was quiet. And didn’t have any word to say or pray. But my heart was hungry to bring up a lot of things. Going on all around me. All around us. In this evil and trying times. How true! That “the Spirit helps us in our weakness that He intercedes for us through wordless groans though we don’t know what to pray for…” (Romans 8:26)

My husband understood and didn’t complain why I kept his hands locked in mine. He knew we were both in a battle at that moment. Wrestling but at the same time, knowing well that our victory always come from depending on God.

I heard his mumble…Under his breath…Soft spoken words he always uttered everyday…

“Lord, help us stand up for what is right…”

Words that are easy to say but hard to put in actions. Especially in all of the affairs happening in this world. All the lies masked in truths. What are we to believe? No! We can’t be deceived. We shouldn’t be deceived…for His Word is the Truth! And that’s what He gave to those who believe in Him. The sWORD…We have It in our hands to use as our weapon. 

Fiery darts may be thrown at us. But we will stand. Because of His plate of righteousness. Held tightly in our spirits with His belt of truth. God indeed had provided His weapons we can use to remain standing and be victors…

I opened the door as my husband and I hugged and said our goodbyes for this day. Another day…I could feel the draft from behind me as I just opened the patio door to air out the house. Then I found myself continuing to mumble in prayers… For the battle started since I fell on my knees and died on that spot that day in repentance…Against my own choices and desires and against the attacks of the enemies of my soul…

“Lord, just help us…to choose which door to open and close. The doors in our hearts…Lead us into Your truth…”

“Only Your Spirit calms my fears and strengthens me to help me endure. Only Your Spirit searches my heart’s core and sees what’s in my mind. Help me to be renewed daily and do what You willed for me.”

I may not have words to pray... I may not know what to pray for...But one thing is for sure... God hears and is always listening. Wherever I am...Whatever I am going through...

5 comments:

  1. Oh that's so true, my dear Rozelle. We only need to groan our petitions out to the Lord without words, and He hears us. How great is that! Blessings. Jo

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  2. Amen. He knows even before we ask. Yet He still wants us to ask, and then have faith.

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  3. I believe that the deeper our need, the fewer our words become... until everything dies down to a sigh and a groan, and our prayers are one with the prayers of the SPirit and the intercession of Jesus. I have read this post and the one before it with much agreement with you and appreciation for your sensitive and discerning heart. My difficult circumstances give me no choice but to cling to God alone. There comes a point when words only get in the way. Thank God, with Him, who reads our hearts, and hears our prayers even before we pray them, words are not necessary. Praising God with you. The clipart video on the power of prayer was poignant, it drove home the point. Blessings on your weekend dear sister and kababayan.

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  4. And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered, Romans 8: 26.

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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