When my prayers are bigger than words


by: carole l. haines
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, And the years we have seen evil.  16 Let Your work appear to Your servants And Your majesty to their children.  17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.  (Psalm 90:14-17 NASB)

O how the Psalms teach us to pray when we do not know what to say, or how to express ourselves to the Lord.  Sometimes the longings of our hearts are bigger than words can say. But God knows our hearts and the desires of them. Sometimes we lack the ability to get what we feel into words.  Words just don’t seem enough.  And so we have the Holy Spirit to make intercession for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26 NASB) I have loved ones who are not walking with the Lord, who don’t know Him as He really is.  They can’t see His Precious Beauty, Grace, and Love.  I pray for them constantly, but sometimes I lack the Words to use.  In the above quoted Scripture, I found some words to pray over my precious children, who are not walking with Jesus right now.

16 Let Your work appear to Your servants, and Your majesty to their children.

I find it interesting that the Work of God is to appear to His Servants, but His majesty is to appear to our children. I believe this is because we have seen His Majesty, and it’s the biggest reason for why we believe.  We have experienced His Grace, His forgiveness and His Amazing love. We, as Believers who have walked with Him for awhile, have seen His precious Majesty, we cry out in our Spirits, “Holy is the Lord!”  But our loved ones, who are not walking with Him at this moment, don’t see this yet!  God’s Word says this:

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians: 3-4 NASB)

I am crying out for my children to have the veil removed from their eyes so that they can see the Gospel of the Glory of Christ.  I am praying that God will cause my children to see His Majesty.  I do have one precious child who is so strong in the Lord, and it blesses my heart beyond measure.  But I yearn for my wondering ones to come home. Pray with me, as God’s Word gives us words, for our loved ones to come to the only one who is worth living our lives for.  Lord, bring our loved ones Home to You!  Amen.

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2 thoughts on “When my prayers are bigger than words

  1. Very good gleaning that God’s Spirit showed you Carole. Also, I have a hard time knowing what to say to someone who loses a close family member or friend.


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