how do you say i'm praying for you?

maybe it just feels inadequate to me and he understands what I mean (I can't think of anything adequate for what he's facing I guess and that's my problem, not his). Do you believe that your prayers are that powerful?

I’m so glad it was encouraging! Paul’s words seemed like something you could put down in an email, although they were probably written on papyrus or a tablet (no, not the modern kind of tablet).

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Thank you. The difference, however, is that the latter two phrases do not require action, whereas “I’m praying for you” does. E.M. Bounds, who wrote extensively on prayer, said: Few Christians have anything but a vague idea of the power of prayer; fewer still have any experience of that power.

It may also make him feel more comfortable. When we say, “I’m praying for you,” what we’re really saying, “I will ask the God of the universe to do something absolutely staggering on your behalf.”, We’re saying, “I’m going to invite God to intervene in this situation in a way that we would never expect.”. Classifieds Rules

We tend to think of the phrase, “I’m praying for you,” as either a throwaway phrase, of sorts, or a last ditch kind of effort. Stoner, has it occurred to you that wwaswas might be a bit upset about his college dying ? The Church seems almost wholly unaware of the power God puts into her hand; this spiritual carte blanche on the infinite resources of God’s wisdom and power is rarely, if ever, used—never used to the full measure of honouring God. Thank you for this. Every week you'll get fresh content from me that will stir your faith in God and encourage you to love him more. Did you catch that? And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”, “Rejoice in the Lord always!

Sad state of affairs, I reckon. If you have something to ask, ask." Otherwise I will not say it. In the past I used to say “I’ll be praying for you”… but now I have realized it is better to say “May I pray for you right now?”…. "can I have your bikes when you've gone?". So use it to express that, well, your thoughts are with them. The implication of all this is that we should say the phrase, “I’m praying for you,” EVEN more. Don't say anything you don't believe in. So glad it was encouraging for you! Remember, Job had to pray for his friends in order to secure his full restoration – “After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10). The laws of nature do not apply to him. It wasn’t like his prayers were more powerful than our prayers. And the reason it is commonly used, is that it works very well. I often wonder if people that say they are praying for me really are. The Dark Side of Chocolate: What You Need to Know Before Buying Your Kids’ Halloween Candy This Year, “I Could Cry Typing These Words”: Kids Forced to Eat Halloween Candy Wrappers Teach Mom That Beauty Can Come from Brokenness, Nurses Dress Up NICU Preemies in Adorable Halloween Costumes to ‘Bring Joy Back’ to Their Parents’ Lives, Watch Chris Pratt Accidentally Give Away a $6,000 Trip on “Live With Kelly” & Step Up Like a CHAMP, “How Should I Kill Him?”: Prince of ISIS Plots to Murder Christian Leader, Comes to Christ in Radical Conversion. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves.”, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”, Ponder these words for a moment. Everyone who asks receives. When my mother was dying (also of cancer), my mother-in Law (a rather religious person) sent a card saying that she was praying for her. uplink – Member The word pray also means "to hope desperately" so to say you're praying for some isn't necessarily a religious statement. [1] Specific forms of this may include praise, requesting guidance or assistance, confessing sins, as an act of reparation or an expression of one's thoughts and emotions. If I was going to be upset by that sort of thing I wouldn't have posted on here…. Never to underestimate power of righteous man. Sad state of affairs, I reckon. This was a big encouragement for me. The topic ‘How do you say "I'm praying for you" if you don't believe in God?’ is closed to new replies. Premier Club This is why we treat the phrase, “I’m praying with you,” as being of little value. Think with me, for just a moment, about all that happens when we pray for others. Also just say what you have typed in relation to how you feel they are doing.

So who better to look to as an example than our own Lord and Savior Jesus, who set the gold standard for praying to God boldly, believingly, and fervently in the face of a wide array of afflictions. Again, Jesus doesn’t qualify this phrase. Because that truly is what happens when we pray for others. BTW..did you know the Mormons advertise all over this site?

It is tough, he's pretty pragmatic abouth his situation and I think he knows I mean it and it's not just a way of avoiding talkign about the situation. But the amazing truth is that God really, truly, powerfully acts when we pray to him. [1] Specific forms of this may include praise, requesting guidance or assistance, confessing sins, as an act of reparation or an expression of one's thoughts and emotions. But more than anything, we should pray for them. They felt they didn't have to pussyfoot around us, and we felt we could say we were having a shit day or J could say he was in pain or felt awful. Anyone who posts a sensitive topic on here, does so at their own risk. genuine question.

And when he prayed a second time, God caused the heavens to open and the rain to come down in torrential sheets. Absolute truth.

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In other words, when someone is having a hard time and we don’t know what else to say, we say, “Well…I’m praying for you.” Or, when things seem really bad and beyond all human efforts, we say something like, “All we can do now is pray.” God can change any circumstance in an instant.

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

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actually, I smiled at Stoners post not lol, but a smile. See the football at the weekend? The Answer May Surprise You.

Thanks for sharing !! We tend to think of the phrase, “I’m praying for you,” as either a throwaway phrase, of sorts, or a last ditch kind of effort.

We came up with a policy and had a 'meeting' with all our friends and just said "if you've got something to say, say it. Thank you Stephen for the candid reminder.

There are times when I’ve been more of a prayer-promiser than a pray-er (one who actually prays). Doesn’t this truth breathe life into the phrase, “I’m praying for you,”?

When we do this, the results are absolutely amazing. Thank you again.


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