“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
There is brokenness all around us. We do not have to look for it, it finds us without our seeking it out. We know brokenness as we know ourselves. We know pain and we know the disorder of the world.
Cancer. Fear. Loss. Pain.
The unrest in Egypt…that is hard to fathom for those of us who walk into our fellowships with no fear of persecution. That outward brokenness is an assault to our senses, an assault to our hearts.
We close our hands not distraught, though, we close our hands in hope.
We bow our heads not in fear and not in defeat. We bow our heads in awareness that we do not hold the power to change the situation, yet we know who does.
We bring our needs to each other and ask for prayer because we are journeying together. We clasp hands together and in doing so we join in the uprising against the disorder of the world. We place ourselves, together, in the care of the Creator. We place ourselves in the care of the One who can change the situation, the One who can speak hope to those who are hopeless.
So….speak your need.
Pray for others in need.
Clasp your hands in prayer and be aware that in doing so we are not vainly throwing our words about; we are acknowledging that we are are His and we cast our cares upon Him, for He cares for us.