I believe in the power of prayer. I love that we can talk to God.
We can talk to God. And He talks back.
The God who spoke the stars into being speaks to us.
He bends His ear to listen to us and our dreams. Our fears. Our questions. Our joys. Our deep sorrows.
Sometimes I can forget the powerful gift of asking others to pray me through my God sized dreams.
The Lord has been teaching me lately about the power of asking others to pray for me as I walk out the dreams God has for me.
Truth be told, it can feel vulnerable to ask for prayer. I do not want to appear needy. I can allow the enemy to whisper to my heart that it is selfish to ask others to pray for me.
I can start thinking about real prayer requests like cancer, prodigal children and divorce.
How can I ask for prayer for my dreams?
Then I am reminded that Paul often asked people to join Him in his ministry through their ministry of prayer.
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—Colossians 4:3 ESV
Recently I was getting ready to follow one of my God-sized dreams, doing trauma mitigation and debriefing for adults and children who had been through the recent 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador. I found out one week before that God was opening the door for me to go. This was a God-sized dream as part of my ministry dreams involve ministering internationally.
I was busy making preparations. Getting ready for the program we were going to lead there. Packing. Getting a suitcase full of crayons to take to the children as we led them through art therapy.
In the midst of my preparations, I felt very impressed to invite others to pray me through this dream journey.
I was almost hesitate as I asked my church for prayer. The Sunday before I left, several from my church community gathered around and prayed. It was an incredible powerful moment.
Inviting others to pray invited them on this journey of faith with me.
While in Ecuador, I saw God move in huge ways.
I also literally saw the earth move as we were in three big earthquakes. In each of those earthquakes, I had such a peace. I sensed God so close.
When I closed my eyes I pictured those who had prayed for me. I felt their prayers still.
While in Ecuador, our family also experienced an emotional earthquake as my twin sister miscarried her twins. It was devastating.
Those I had gone to minister to in Ecuador as I lived out my God-sized dream, ministered to me. They laid hands and prayed for my family.
Friend, do you have a prayer team around you and your God-sized dream? If not, can I encourage you to begin building that team. Be bold. Let others know how they can pray you through.
Their prayers for your dreams can build up faith in what God is doing in their own dreams.
Stirring up one another in love and good deeds.
How can we pray for you?
Shared By: Jennifer Hand