The Christian Life: Tears Are Prayers Too

The Christian Life with Jeremiah

Tears Are Prayers Too

By: Jeremiah, Servant of the Living God

It’s okay to cry if you’re in pain, remember tears are prayers too. They travel to heaven and communicate with God when we can’t speak. They say all we can’t say.

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I remember when I was in pain. I was in deep sorrow of spirit. My troubles were many and I had great challenges in life. So, whenever I was praying there were so many tears falling from my eyes. I don’t know where so many tears came from! Even in church!

Then, when I was living in the mountains, and I was there praying for more than one year, whenever I prayed day and night it was with tears.

Oh my God, that was a difficult point in my life.

There was a day that I asked myself, “why are you always crying during prayers?”

It was afterward that I realized it was because of what I was passing through. However, today, I thank God because he answered my prayers in many great ways. Far beyond all I could ever hope for or imagine.

You see, the bible is filled with so many believers who cried when they went through difficult times and could not find the words to pray.

David Cried

When David was in pain and had much trouble in his life, he and the people wept, and God heard him. God responded and sent help or rescued them in miraculous ways. So, it’s okay to cry if you’re in pain, use that to bring God’s hand into your life.

In 1 Samuel 30:1-4, it talks about how the enemies of David took all the warriors women and children:

1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

As you can see, in verse four, it says they wept. Can you imagine if your enemies came and took your entire family, burned your home and you are wondering how you will rescue them and if you had the power to do so?

But, if you read further from 1 Samuel 30:5-20, you will see how God instructed David. They were able to overcome their enemies and recover all.

Hannah Cried

You see, even when people reproach you in your challenges you too can cry out to God.

Look at Hannah, Samuel’s mother.

In 1 Samuel 1:6-20, it showed how Peninnah, her husband’s second wife, provoked her constantly because she did not have children. She worried and she did not know that it was the Lord that had shut up her womb so that she could have a great testimony.

But Hannah always cried to God.

At the temple, she cried and had no words. Even Eli, the priest, thought that Hannah was drunk. So, he questioned her, as we read 1 Samuel 1:14-18:

14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink but have poured out my soul before the Lord.

16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

So, remember, tears are prayers too.

Pray and cry. God can have mercy on you because of that. Read Psalms 6:1-10 and Luke: 7:11-17.

May God answer our prayers and have mercy upon us.

Be encouraged and have a blessed day.


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Today’s word is brought to you by Jeremiah, servant of the living God. He is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, who lives in Nigeria. He believes in God and that all answers to life, can be found in the Word of God.





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