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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Open a window...

My prayer:
God my God.  It is so cold God.  No one can live in this cold without shelter.  I don't even know how the animals stay alive. 

God, I have been trying to avoid thinking about the people who don't have homes or don't have heat in their homes because it is too much, too painful, and I feel powerless to help.  It is nights like this God that I look around at the blessings you have given me and I think that I have not given enough. I think I have kept too much of your blessing.  I have not done enough.  Then I think, even if I gave everything I had, it would not make enough of an impact.  There would still be people cold, alone and homeless.

I don't like feeling powerless to help.  I am not big enough to handle this problem God.  I put them, each and every person who is cold, alone and afraid tonight, I put them in your hands and in your care.  I pray God with all the intensity and the fervor that I have that you make a way out of no way for them.  I pray God that you provide for them as their Father.  I pray God, as Jehovah Jireh that you meet all of their needs. 

God I pray that you show me the areas that I can help more. I pray that you show me the places where I can give more.  Those places that will make a real impact.  Those places that you have chosen, blessed and where you can multiply the gift, the blessing. 

God I don't know what else to do, or what else to pray.  It is hard to think about the people suffering tonight.  It is hard to know that it is happening and I sit here, not being able to help.  Maybe the best help I can be is to pray for them?  Maybe that is what they need more than anything.  I can't provide all of them with warmth, homes, hope and joy but you can.  I don't have the answers but you do.  Maybe this is one of those times where the best thing I can do is get out of the way so you can help.  Or, maybe that is a cop out and I tell myself that to feel better about sitting here in my warm house while they suffer.  God, please take care of them in Jesus name.

What God Said Tonight:
I feel the pain of your heart tonight my daughter.  I have heard and I will help.  The people who are on your heart tonight are also on my heart.  I have been making a way for them already. 

You are right to pray.  Anytime you have a problem that is bigger than you are, you should bring it to me.  I haven't seen the problem yet that was bigger than my ability to solve it.  I will be your everpresent help in times of trouble, whether that trouble is yours personally or whether that trouble is your brothers' and sisters' trouble. 

You are interceding tonight and that is good and important.  That intercessory prayer opens a window to heaven that allows my full power to be manifest on earth.  You should open that window more often.  You will be amazed at the results. 


  1. Thank You Marilyn. I will pray for God to respond to all of our prayers on behalf of all those that are cold, hungry, and have no shelter. Amen.

  2. Awesome pjax57! Thanks for standing in agreement :)

  3. Lamentations: 49-51"The tears stream from my eyes,
    an artesian well of tears,
    Until you, God, look down from on high,
    look and see my tears.
    When I see what's happened to the the people in the city,
    the pain breaks my heart.