Mourning Prayers

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Have you ever found yourself grieving or burdened for someone you love deeply?  Have you ever mourned for lost worldly people?  You are not alone.  The Bible is full of examples of Old Testament prophets, King David, the apostles Paul and John, even Jesus who mourned over people they loved!  When your heart is burdened and groaning for your own troubles or for someone else; and you bring them to Jesus, that is called prayer and intercession.

Have you ever prayed to the point where you have no more words to say, but your heart still grieves…..and weeping, mourning, and groaning comes out of your “belly”.   Paul tells us in Romans 8:26, “Likewise, the Spirit also helps our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

This mourning prayer becomes crying in the arms of the Holy Spirit.  I know He is my only resource and hope in any matter.  I need to begin to trust He has heard my prayer, and I need to move on in life in faith.  I need to really trust Him and leave it in His hands.  Any prayer from now on concerning that matter must come with the frame of mind…..I know you are working on this, I am waiting for your good assistance and answer.  If there is anything I can do to assist, I am open to Your Word and instruction.

We can then fix our hope on Romans 8:28, “ we know that all things work together for good to those who love god, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  God can take what is meant for evil and turn it to good.  One example is Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt which leads to the saving of his whole family.

So, when you build your foundation on Jesus and the Holy Spirit, just hold fast and stand in faith, even in the storms and mourning (Matt. 7: 24-27).  He will comfort and help!  Things may not look to us like they are getting any better.  But, He never fails!

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