I find myself willing and even desiring to pray for the welfare of others, but rarely ask people to pray for me. Being vulnerable and honest, I sometimes see it as me being needy or complaining. Maybe I am not alone in this thought. Jesus wants us to call out to him and intercede for others, but I wonder why I feel weak when I ask others to pray for me. It really touches me when someone out of the blue says they are praying for me. I guess that is why I like to do it that way too.
If I am honest again, I am weak. I am needy. Trying to be a leader of my family, friends, young people, and the community in general, I don't want to exhibit those characteristics to them. But I must acknowledge that fact to my Leader. In order to lead others, I must confess my true weakness to Him so through that weakness, I rely on His strength. I read this verse a week or so ago and need it to soak in more.
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NLT