26 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will." (Romans 8:26-27)
Tonight, at our band / singers / choir rehearsals there was such a spirit of love, faith, and interceeding prayer. It began with our current drummer, Martin, coming in barely able to walk because of a neck injury earlier today. He called this afternoon saying that he probably wouldn’t make it. When he came in I said, "what are you doing here – you coming to play?"
"Yeah," he said, "but that’s not the only reason i’m here." I could tell by the way he said it exactly what he meant.
"My wife was shocked that I was coming but I told her that I needed what I was gonna get tonight – and that means more than just some music! I need you guys to lay some hands on me."
That’s the kind of night it was – a night where we worshiped the Lord, ministered to one another, sang some Christmas songs, planned for what’s coming up this month. And we prayed.
We prayed for each other, for illnesses that had manifested among us…
We prayed for strength to live the way that God would have us to – to make His decisions…
We prayed for our drummer who has found himself walking down the wrong path again. We believe, in faith, that God is getting ready to move mightily in his life. Please pray for him RIGHT NOW!
I’m thankful that, as the above scripture says, God knows exactly WHAT needs to be prayed for. I’ve often wondered what i’ve been spared from because of His intercession. As it says, I don’t know what to pray for sometimes, but He knows exactly what is necessary.
"Lord, I believe and so I know." Do you?