Friday, November 16, 2007
Praying for others as opposed to praying for yourself
Is it just me? I have always found it very difficult to pray for my own needs and have always found it much easier to pray for others. I wonder why this is so. Is it a fear of maybe not trusting in the Lord? Or being afraid of being "disappointed" or subconscious fear that maybe my little problems comparatively speaking are too trival to bother the Almighty with? I don't pray for things like "give me the winning lottery numbers" - the one thing I can seem to pray for for myself is for God to give me strength to get through whatever it is I need to get through, and that seems to usually be given in the end, but I almost fear to pray for anything else. Do other people feel this way? Is it common or uncommon?