One Perfect Way to Pray for Those in Crisis

img_7208“‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.” Luke 22:42-43

When Jesus came face to face with the greatest crisis of his earthly life—his impending crucifixion—God showed him his love.  The scripture above allows us to be witness to that tender display.

As Jesus plead with the Father to take his cup of suffering away, yet submitted to God’s will at the same time, we see the Father reach out to Jesus in love by sending one of the very angels of heaven to minister to him. And when God did this, when God showed Jesus his love, it strengthened him.

So when we watch others go through times of great difficulty or crisis—whether physical, emotional, or spiritual—one perfect way we can pray for them is by asking God to show them his love. And as God tenderly finds personally tailored ways to do just that, those hurting and struggling will experience God’s loving touch. Those in crisis will be strengthened.

Do you long to help loved ones and others in crisis today? Get down on your knees in prayer and cry out, “Lord, show them your love!”

“When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’” Luke 7:13

*How has God shown you his love in a time of crisis?

*My photo


  1. Cheryl, thanks for sharing this. I’ve never noticed that passage from Luke even though I’ve read it a number of times. Our enemy doesn’t want us to know or experience God’s love for us, but you’ve helped show us how real God’s love is. Thank you!

    • You’re welcome, Deb! I’m so glad this post helped you notice something new about a familiar passage. I love when God does that for us! And you’re right, the enemy doesn’t want us to know and feel God’s love. This is an area I struggle with in fact. So thankful we have the truth of God’s Word to hold on to!

  2. Thank you, Cheryl. Your insight is inspiring. Praying for God to show those in need His Love may be a simple prayer, but it shows a deep belief in how God knows best how to heal those in crisis. Thank you for sharing your faith in the power of prayer.
    Best wishes,

    • You’re so welcome, Mairead. Sometimes simple prayers are the best, aren’t they? So thankful that, like you said, God knows how to heal us when we are in crisis. Blessings to you and yours!

  3. Nice photo, Cheryl. And I don’t remember seeing that verse about God sending an angel to strengthen Jesus – thank you for pointing that out.

    • You’re so welcome, Jana. So happy to share that precious gem from the Word of God with everyone here! Also, glad you liked the photo. I took that one not long ago while at Kelli and Jake’s country home. I love being out in the wide open spaces.

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