At a church I recently visited, as part of the service. One person raised their hand and simply said they had an “unspoken request.”
Though I’ve not heard that phrase in a long time, it was a common utterance at a church I once attended. It was almost always said by women, and it always puzzled me. What exactly was behind such a statement?
In considering how it was said, with the body language and tone of voice behind it—ranging from emotional turmoil to smug self-satisfaction—I formulated several possible interpretations:
As for the person who said it most recently, there was definitely a deep emotional pain behind it. I doubt if they could have said much more. In this case I was glad to pray for them— I even felt compelled to do so.