The Prayer for an Unmet Need
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, July 06 2008 19:00|
I was just telling a dear friend that I was feeling kind of puny because of so many unmet needs.
Many years ago I read in 1 Timothy 5:5, “The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.”
I remember thinking, Wow! That’s what I want in my life—“to put my hope in God alone and continually pray to Him for help.”
So I did it…I prayed the prayer for an unmet need—I asked God to always keep some unmet need in my life so that I would remain utterly dependent upon Him.
As the old saying goes, “Be careful what you pray for.” For the 20 or so years since I prayed the prayer, God has been faithful….He has always kept some major unmet need in my life.
Sometimes, to be honest, it really hurts. Sometimes I think, Man, I wish wouldn’t have prayed that prayer!
But the big picture is now clear: God has graciously kept me from getting what I wanted. In my honest moments, I realize that if I had gotten what I wanted, it would have destroyed me.
It’s not for everyone, but you or some of your men may be candidates to pray “the prayer for an unmet need.”
Yours for changed lives,