"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."
(Galatians 6:2 KJV)
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
(Philippians 4:6 KJV)
"Prayer Burdens" are the feelings, the urge to pray, that Our Awesome God gives us. There are times when most of us feel the "Prayer Burden" to pray for someone, but many of us feel a daily need to pray for others because of this feeling. Those people who want to pray daily for others should be on our Prayer Team which prays every day for people on our Prayer List as well as their own list. These people do an awesome job with incredible results because Our Awesome God promises to answer our prayers. Praise His Name! He gives us that need to pray and glorify His Name!
Prayer Burdens should not be taken lightly. If followed up on, they will give you a deeper, richer love and knowledge of Our Awesome God and His Will. Just be sure your reason for praying is out of a genuine concern for the welfare of others, not just to hear your own voice or for the public admiration of your way of praying, but to talk to God. Remember when Jesus said, "You Hypocrites!", He was talking about the reasons the Pharisees prayed long and eloquent prayers in front of all the people they could find.
Our "Prayer Burdens" come from God, for He wants us to pray and tell Him what we want. But sometimes you may feel a burden and just don't know what to pray for. Don't ignore the burden, just pray that God will resolve the situation for which you received the burden and the Holy Spirit will present it to God in God's terms. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27 KJV)
Our reason for praying should not be for our or man's admiration but to glorify and lift-up Our Awesome God. If you have that "Prayer Burden" (that deep heavy feeling when a need for prayer is mentioned) for others, come see us at LWBC and we'll discuss your need to pray, its reasons, and the wonderful benefit you get from using that "Prayer Burden" to pray for others daily. While a "Prayer Burden" is often for people, sometimes it is for a specific problem but ultimately it is for the benefit of people.
Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study.. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and a Bible Study, a Spanish Bible Study and Youth Chapel until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill