See my car is falling apart. I thought about asking for prayers but then I felt other people have more pressing issues, who wants to pray over a car. Except it is my pressing issue. It's the only car I own for my family of four. Not to mention that I use it for carpool reasons (I drive a minivan). So if it doesn't work, it impacts a lot more people than I realize.
What if...just what if me not asking for prayers is the devil's way from preventing me from getting intercessory help? From relying on the body of believers God has placed in my life.
See I told myself 'I don't want to bother people with my problems.' Or I would say, "God hears my prayers so I don't need others." But this is exactly the kind of thinking that can leave me isolated and alone without the help of the Body.
You know, the group of people who will be there to lift me up in prayer. The group of people who have an endless amount of resources to assist me with my problems. Who knows how they can help if I never ask for help?
So the lesson I learned today: never underestimate the power of intercessory prayer. I will never know how God chooses to bless me if I don't ask for help.