Sometimes in church prayer meetings they ask for a show of hands for who has an ‘unspoken’ prayer request – something that we feel unable to share in public, but is a burden on our heart. We know the Spirit intercedes with us:
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
But is it worthwhile to share even ‘unspoken’ prayer requests with a group? Daniel Whittle addresses this with another record from the 1857 Prayer Meeting Revival:
“A few weeks since I sent a request for prayer in my behalf, asking you to pray God very earnestly that He would grant me the desire of my heart, for which I was praying almost unceasingly. On the evening of the same day on which I supposed you would receive my request, the answer came,lifting a great burden from my heart. I send this in acknowledgment of God’s loving-kindness to me, and to encourage’ every burdened, praying one, to trust Him more.”
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7