I am wrestling with intercessory prayer. I'm praying for someone who needs guidance and direction. But I don't know what to pray.
I could write the script, and ask God to make it happen.
I could just glibly say, "God work it out."
I could merely repeat the request for wisdom ad infinitum.
I could pray for direction as I make things work out.
Somehow, however, none of these perspectives on prayer seems right. I am stuck merely asking God what to pray for. How do I pray? What do I say? Is prayer merely saying the right things. Isn't prayer more than mere words?
So this situation brings me to my knees, on behalf of another. I ask for clarity on how to pray. I ask for his intervention, not knowing exactly what that intervention should be.
And I try to listen. That's so hard.