There are quotes that come along when preparing a message that not only speak to that message, but take residence deep in my soul. This quote is one of those. It is from John Bunyon, the author of the classic "The Pilgrim's Progress".
"In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
Have you ever had those times when you prayed and the words just wouldn't come? Maybe it is that you couldn't find the words to speak into what you felt so deeply. Or maybe your heart was so full, there wasn't room for words in there.
I have been in that place...more times than I could ever count. And there have been times in my life when I felt bad about that. But it has been during those times that I have learned more about prayer and God being there than I could ever have imagined.
So this Sunday as we look once again at words that lead us to live Christ out, we will look at the word 'prayer'. And the message for this Sunday is 'When Prayers Are Beyond Words'. The message comes from Romans 8:18-28 as Paul said "If we don't know what or how to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans."
Join us this Sunday as we continue to seek to live out our faith...in deed, in words and even in our 'wordless sighs' and 'aching groans'. See you this Sunday!