This is accepted practice amongst Christians. Asking to prayer for things. The requests are usually for spiritual help in an upcoming challenge, basically. It is usually something significant and/or important or something like that.
I got a message a short while ago to pray for someone in my home group. They had just received a message that meant they were about to have a couple of very difficult days. This sort of praying is difficult for me. And yet for the first time in a long time, I don’t want to dismiss the request out of hand. The person in question deserves – no, has earnt a better response than that from me.
I’ve never gotten the hand of solo praying. It doesn’t feel … I dunno. It doesn’t feel like it would work. I think I kind of get the idea why people devolve into a specific style when praying, or at least they do when praying in groups. I’ve tried to resist that, but it would give them a “way” to pray when on their own.
I know my praying voice in a group is predicated on an audience. It’s a kind of writing where the editing is on-the-fly and only on-the-fly. But my solo writing voice is not spoken – it’s in this kind of context.
Time for a little experiment. Not to see if the prayer works – but to see if I can pray with this method.
Pray prayed. Yes, I deleted it. It’s prayed. It doesn’t need to stay here in this blog.