Sunday, July 10, 2011

Prayer Monday, 7/11

I've been thinking a lot about something Paul says in the New Testament:  "For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it" (Romans 7:19-20).

There are a lot of things I don't want, and there's nothing more frustrating than finding myself doing those things anyway.

I hate it.  Hate it.  And I don't know how to ask you to pray for it.  But I know you're creative so I'm trusting in your prayer creativity.  I don't want to be a mean person.  I don't want to be bitter.  I don't want a thousand other things.  Pray for those things.

I am also praying for several cancer-related situations that have my heart really concerned.  Also, my brother has a job interview this week so I'd like that you would pray God's will for him.

And please keep praying for my Favorite.  Always pray for him.

Prayer matters, right?


Armanda said...

I think we all find ourselves doing this at times. I believe the fact you even recognize this as a problem shows that you have a heart for God.

I am praying that when you find yourself doing these things that God will open your eyes to it immediately and stop you in your tracks. I pray that even as the thought forms of doing something you don't want to do that God will speak and give you the strength to not do it. I have also prayed over your other concerns.

Sheena said...

God, help Crystal to not be a meanie.

No, seriously-I get it and I AM praying and thanks for your prayers for us this week.

ktjane said...

I'd love to pretend that I don't have any idea what you are talking about, but, know...I know exactly what you are saying.

I am praying that God will help you weed out those areas in your life.