Nudges and Tugs

I am in need of some prayer.

I am at a crossroads in my life...I can just feel it. The problem is I don't know what that is or what it means. I can feel a change coming...like as if in the distance of this road of life I can see multiple signs pointing in all different directions--a point in the road in which I will need to decide which turn I will take next. I am still too far away to see what any of the signs say, and I have no idea where any of them lead. Knowing it's coming and not knowing anything else makes me uneasy...excited, but uneasy.

This makes praying difficult. How do you go about praying for something that you don't quite understand or even have a hint of a clue about what's going on? Hmm...ok, I feel ya, Lord...I feel your nudging. Or tugging. This way or that? I know you're wanting me to move, but where? How? When?

I am so thankful to know that I can count on the love of those around me for prayer. I am so thankful for my family, friends, and fellow believers--to know that when I ask for prayer that I can have the confidence in knowing that I am being lifted up by them. Did you know that even the Holy Spirit prays for you? I've been reading about it in Francis Chan's book, "The Forgotten God". Check it out:

Romans 8:26  "And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words." NLT

Wow. How cool is that? Other versions say that the Holy Spirit "intercedes" for us instead of "prays". How comforting and mysterious is this-- that the Holy Spirit is interceding on my behalf...

Rachel bought Maggie and I a copy of the fabulous book she's been reading on prayer. (What a sweet and awesome friend, huh?!) I've started it and can't wait to continue reading it. Father, teach me to learn to pray for the things I don't understand. To learn to pray when I have no clue where to start. When I can feel your tender nudges and tugs but don't quite grasp exactly where/what you are leading me to.

P.S. How do you go about praying when you feel the nudges and tugs of our sweet Savior?


  1. I can't wait to hear more at dinner on Wednesday night. I'll be praying for you. Love you!

  2. But you will hear a voice behind you saying, "This is the way; walk in it." And then you'll know.