Who did Jesus tell us to go to? "23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." John 16:23
Who did Jesus go to? He said, "28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I." John 14:28
Even though He was God in the flesh, He went to God the Father for everything, and every word He spoke came from the Father, also.
He said "24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." John 14:24
So, who are you 'gonna go to with your problems?
I believe the Holy Spirit guides us, and we ignore His prompts much of the time. It's so easy to ignore His soft voice! Thank God for sending Jesus to us as a human being, who had compassion.
As Christians, I believe part of our job is praying for people we encounter in daily life. We may or may not be in a position to help them with their needs, but if not, we can still help them through prayer, and we can use God's Word as our foundation to form our prayer.
I believe when we pray we should first thank God for everything He's done for us, and glorify His name, as in the example Jesus gave us in Matthew chapter 6, the "Our Father Prayer." While asking God to help the individual we're praying for, also ask that He forgive them for their sins, too, (not just our own sins) because it is written in 1 John 5:13-16 "13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it."
So, perhaps our job as Christians is to pray in all things, as it is written in Hebrews 13:18
"Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly."
We may not really know what our calling is, or what our gift is, but we can pray!
I know if we've been born again, we've been given the gift of Jesus, and have His Holy Spirit within us, and are sealed by that same Spirit, and have been made righteous by our faith in Him, and have been given the authority of His name, which enables us to present our needs to God the Father, asking in Jesus' name, believing His Word, that He wants to answer our prayers because it glorifies the Father!
John 14:13 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
So why not use that priviledge to pray for the needs of others we run in to? They don't have to know it!
We can help! Some people may be called to go to another country, but for me and maybe even you, dear reader, perhaps it's our calling to go before God's throne ourselves and just say, "Dear Lord, please forgive ____ and grant them mercy and healing, in Jesus' name, Amen."
Knowing that Jesus said, it is written in Matthew 21:22 "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
“He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.” Proverbs 21:21 KJV