Dear Praying Saints
Prayer is a mystery that I continue to explore. I looked up the Greek word and it is a compound word that literally means " to will or wish for" implying God. As in John 15 where it speaks of getting what you asked for, it appears I can will or wish to God for whatever I want. If that were the case, there would be no unsaved or sick people on this earth. The context of the two uses in John 15 seems to associate with abiding in God so I get that means that what I want is what God wants too.
But doesn’t He want all saved? Ah, but here brings up the whole issue of man’s will or free will, as we know it. I guess that I pray so that, as Paul had a Damascus road experience, he still could have let his pride get the best of him and told Jesus “no.” So can those I pray for.
I’m praying that those who are blind see. The problem that Jesus said with the Pharisees wasn’t that they were blind, for if they were, they’d have no excuse but because they could see - now there’s a problem. All those I’m praying for I’m asking that they will have even the Spirit of Truth bear witness to Jesus.
-That two of my children, Jonathan and Kara, would step into the light.
-That I’d get light on my extreme weariness and aching.
-That Jun and Regina would be protected by from the enemy who is desperately trying to destroy them.