How can I help
That is the burden that continues to ring out in my own soul. There is so much heartache, suffering, oppression, depression, pain, fear, and loss.
Money can help some of the situations, and that is why this site will (soon) be providing avenues to where people can read someone’s story and tangibly donate to their specific situation with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the cause.
It is human nature to cross the street or avoid eye contact when running across a homeless person or to be in proximity of someone deeply grieving or hurting or sick and “not wanting to get involved”.
“I have my own issues”
“I don’t know what to say or do”
“This is too heavy, I don’t think I could handle this”
“I don’t know them, this is not my problem”
“It’s too messy, I don’t want to get involved”
We may not ever say these things out loud, but when seeing someone in need, whether physically or emotionally, we in a split-second decide consciously or unconsciously to engage or avoid.
For many Christians or even non-believers, it can be cliche’ to say “I will pray for you”.
A few actually do pray when we say we will, but think back in your own life, have you ever said that to someone and forgot all about them within 2 blocks of leaving the scene?
Have you ever used that phrase just to get out of an uncomfortable conversation or situation?
Has it ever given you the sense that you were helping just offering to pray without ever actually praying?
I don’t write this to condemn, but if you have experienced this in yourself as I have in me, there should be a conviction, a healthy conviction that reminds us that at the very least, we should do what we say.
If I say I’m going to pray for someone, I should do just that!
Outside of agnostics and atheists (there is no God), I think all religions and even cults believe prayer has the ability to heal, unite, protect, restore & redeem.
For sure the Christian Bible speaks to the power of prayer on behalf of others to have a supernatural ability to affect change and renew hope.
Intercessory Prayer is Selfless
True intercessory prayer seeks not only to know God’s will and see it fulfilled but to see it fulfilled whether or not it benefits us and regardless of what it costs us. True intercessory prayer seeks God’s glory, not our own.
Quoted from Got Questions: What Is Intercessory Prayer
“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
Matthew 6:5 (NASB)
Intercessory Prayer is Powerful
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)
To that end, for those who truly believe in the power of prayer and want to help, this page will be a gateway into the lives and stories of people that desperately need intervention at a level beyond what just money can provide.
My prayer is you will feel inspired to subscribe to this blog and when new stories are posted you will take even a short time out of your busy day and pray for the people Divinely Appointed to have their cry heard at this small corner of the globe.
My sincerest gratitude to all who choose to participate in the Divine Healing of our planet, one heart at a time.
Joe and Rita – Their story is at the foundation of the inspiration that kicked off this entire website/movement. Sadly I don’t have contact information for them but they can definitely use prayers for healing, additional financial resources, and local community support. Thank you.