In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26
This verse was read by one of the Pastor's who spoke at baby Reese's funeral today and it caused me to just sob. What a powerful verse. Lately I've been so overcome with so much sadness. I have two friends who have lost their fathers in the last week. I get e-mails every day with devastating prayer requests that sometimes I just don't know how to pray for everyone.
But this verse tells us that the Holy Spirit prays FOR us with GROANS that words cannot express. Thank you Jesus. You are all we need.
Katie spoke today at Reese's funeral and I can't tell you how blown away I am by her strength, grace and FAITH. She told us that she knows that GOD is her everything. There is no way you could make it through such a tragedy without the hope we have in Jesus and the knowledge that we will see our loved ones again in heaven if we believe. I hope you have that hope.
One of my "friends", Angie Smith, (I put that in quotes because we have never met (YET!) but we have spoke many times and I consider her a friend or maybe someone I wish was my friend) who lost her baby Audrey last April has been another mother who has inspired me with her faith. Her husband Todd is the lead singer for the Christian group Selah - one of my favorite groups. I could listen to "Wonderful, Merciful Savior" on repeat all day long. In fact - it's on one of Harper's Praise Baby DVD's and I'm so glad because I can hear it daily. Angie and Todd wrote a song about the loss of Audrey on Selah's
new CD "You Deliver Me" that is coming out 8/25. It's called "I will carry you" and if you have experienced a loss or know someone who has - you will want to hear this song.
This is a song off of Selah's new CD called "Unredeemed" - I think it speaks to this subject so well!
They are letting me give away FIVE copies of the new CD and I know you will all want to get your hands on it. Go HERE and leave a comment to try to win the CD. If you don't win - you can find it on amazon, itunes, their web site or your local Christian bookstore or anywhere that sells music! If you need some good music to uplift you and help you worship - this is it!
P.S. If you are in my area - Selah is coming to FBC Bentonville in October!!!! I'll be there with BELLS on!
P.P.S. I just wanted to add that in the last 9 months since we have had the prayer blog up - first it was mostly dedicated to those waiting for husbands and children and recently it's been opened up for all requests - in 9 months - we have had 92 praises of women who have become pregnant and/or successful adoptions after long and complicated struggles to become mothers! NINETY-TWO! The Lord Giveth and The Lord Taketh Away. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD FOREVER! (Job 1:21)