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Prayers with Tears

Some Christians cry when they pray. It could be a denominational or Church thing. Well, some Christians see no reason for crying before God. Why would a child cry when asking something from their father? The argument for crying during prayers can go back and forth.

We can be moved to tears by the Holy Spirit as he flows within us during prayers and fills us with the love and grace of God. Some intercessors argue that tears are unavoidable. The burden is just too heavy not to break down in tears when offloading it before God.

People cry when they are in agony. Jesus was in extreme agony when he was about to face the cross. "Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground" (Luke 22:44).

Supplication is nothing to be ashamed of. Plead your cause and plead other people's case before God with all your heart and all your strength. Lack of knowledge and understanding move some Christians to interfere and distract other Christians who are interceding or supplicating with tears before the Lord.

Pleading someone else's case is not a simple prayer of asking. It requires perseverance, seeking God's mercy, grace, and compassion. It is about reaching out to God for yourself and others. All this burden weighs heavily upon the mind. The uplifting of the burden does sometimes humbles the spirit and before you know it you are rolling in tears of joy before the Lord.

When the Word of God strikes as a two edged sword into your heart; discerning the intent of your heart and showing you what you look like in the mirror of God's Word, there is a high probability that your humble self breaks down in tears of repentance. It can happen within a Church environment.

When the Spirit of God moves us to tears and we cry during prayers, it is for our own healing and blessing. We should never see crying during prayers as a weakness or regard it as a serious problem in others.

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