I'm sure it true that about 90% of the people who read this have a facebook. Those of you who don't...where the hell have you been? Crawl out from underneath that rock you call home and get one. It's the wave of the future, people. Anyway...lately, I felt so much pressure from facebook to pray for people. Let me amend that. I feel compelled to pray for people. I've been invited to two prayer groups for a girl I barely know and another for a boy that I have never met. These groups are amazing support systems, and I feel grateful to call myself a part of them...but these groups coupled with all of the problems my family and friends are having are making my prayer list and my heart very, very heavy. Do you ever feel that way? Heavy hearted? And when someone you know on Facebook (or whatever media site you frequent) posts a request for prayers or a problem they are having and you post that you will be praying or lifting them up...do you always do it? I mean that seriously. I have had to start writing down all the people and their problems or ailments to pray for because there are actually too many to remember. I tried for a while to get through them in my head, just thinking of them, but the list got so long that I was falling asleep during my prayers and that made me feel guilty. Does this happen to you? I spoke to a friend about this and she told me that when she posts to someones status that she is praying that she feels like that is when she lifts that person or problem up.
What do you do?
Here's what my list looks like at the moment...(I will protect the folks who's prayer needs aren't especially public by omitting last names...
Rachel Ruppe, in a car accident
Caleb Wilson, in a car accident
Jenny - safe pregnancy
Mandy- safe pregnancy
H.- peace and happiness and health
Grandparents- health and peace
Christin- peace and health
EmiB- stepdad, son, family
EmiG- husband traveling with job
B.O.- dad, peace, stress relief
Brothers- direction and guidance
And these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head..there are many more. And then of course I pray for the things I am thankful for.
It's a little overwhelming, but God never puts more on us than what we can handle...
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.