One of my greatest desires for this website is for us to be a community. I love prayer. I love praying for others. God has blessed us with the privilege to be able to go to Him anytime we want or need to. It is one we take for granted far too often.
I treasure those friends who lift me to the Lord. I am thankful for those who pray for my husband and my children. I am blessed when my friends share with me so I can pray and what an absolute joy to celebrate God’s answers to those prayers, whatever that answer may be.
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16
I love this verse. It has always been one of my favorites.
There are times when I have to go to my husband, my children, my friends, or my church family and confess I am struggling. I can be vulnerable and transparent. I think we fight to do that sometimes because many of us are people pleasers, or we want to keep our image of having things together and not needing anything or anyone.
That is not the truth.
We need to confess our struggles, no matter how small or how big. We need to be willing to let others pray for us through our struggles. God wants us healed and whole, and God uses others to bring that healing to us.
So often the enemy wants us to stay hidden. He feeds us the lie that others will think we are not good Christians or maybe we are just a big disappointment to God and those around us.[bctt tweet=”We will never be healed or set free if we stay hidden. ” username=””]
When I invite others in to pray for me, I can feel those burdens rise off my shoulders. I feel protected, and I feel much lighter.
Are there burdens you are carrying? Do you want to have others to pray for you and with you?
Let us be that for you! Let’s build a community of prayer warriors here at www.arenewedcreation.com.
In case you did not know, there is a special place for you to send in prayer requests. I will be posting the link at the bottom of this blog post. I would love to have a day of prayer each week, where I can put out prayer requests.
My heart is to make this place an interactive Community, where we love one another through prayer, sharing of testimonies, and building one another up in conversations on the blog posts.
Will you join me?