Mark 7:34 (NKJV) “Then, looking up to heaven, He [Jesus] sighed, and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.'”
Here, long before Paul’s teaching that when we do not know what to pray, that the Holy Spirit prays for us in moans that we cannot understand (Romans 8:26), Jesus Himself utters a wordless prayer – only a sigh in fact.
This does not mean that He did not know what to pray (as implied in Paul’s teaching). But be of good cheer that when you indeed do not know what to pray, wordless sighs are sufficient.
my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say
PS – Jesus’ wordless sigh was sufficient enough even to heal
Let me start off by unequivocally stating that I am a fan of Rick Warren. And whilst there are some concerns that have been brought to my attention, I just have not yet had the time to fully investigate them enough for me to revoke my fan status.
One of the more recent issues raised is his whole drive to ‘eradicate’ HIV. The view expressed is that Biblically, we will not be able to cleanse or heal the whole world before Jesus returns (see Matthew 25). And I believe that too. Yet, as humans (and by the grace of God), we have eradicated the world of small pox. What’s to say that we can’t do the same with HIV?
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