Prayer Is The Work

​When I got home last night, I was distraught by some things. I ended up praying for a bit. It was more like anguish which is how all my prayers feel as of late. I do not even know what to say to God. I just ache for people. When I finished I went through my feeds and one of the articles was about faith and work. It caught my attention so I clicked and ended up watching part of the video. The woman being interviewed said something that hit me very hard. “Prayer is the work.” I thought, I don’t even know how to pray. I don’t even know how.

Yes, I know there is no formula for prayer. It is not a magic wand to pull out of the back pocket. I went and got in bed to talk to God some more. I told Him I didn’t know what else to do. I told Him I could not even form words for these people. He reassured me with some scripture.

Romans 8:26 – In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

I love every name on this list and many more that I do not share with you. And I believe that prayer is the work. I know that so many of you faithfully pray for these people alongside me and I am so thankful for each one of you. This love I see in you through the work of prayer is, it just is. I do not say this enough but I love you too. Thank you for even the smallest prayer for these image bearers of God.