September 4: Does God answer ‘unspoken’ prayer requests?

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.

Romans 8:26

Daniel W. Whittle
Daniel W. Whittle

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

One Comment on “September 4: Does God answer ‘unspoken’ prayer requests?”

  1. I have a son that is 22 years old and was in an auto accident. He is not expected to live. Over 50 piece of his skull was removed that was embedded in his brain. The bible says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” and I great covet any prayers. His name is Nicholas “Blake” Cox and is in St. John’s hospital in Springfield, Il.

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