Free Prayer and No Agenda…..ramblings

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Prayer has been on my mind this week.  The First Friday of each month, my son and his wife (along with a couple of friends) go to a corner in their downtown area. (Go ahead and follow their fb page!) They give out free popcorn to those passing by and then ask if they’d like for them to pray for them. FREE PRAYER!  You think they have any takers?  People line up.  For healing.  For marriages.  For finances.  For encouragement.  No agenda.  We are here for you.

I believe in prayer.  I was raised thanking the Lord for each meal.  Asking Him for forgiveness.  Thanking Him for one more day of life.

I pray when I’m driving, mowing the lawn, shopping at the grocery store….I believe in prayer.  No fancy words for me, I just talk as I would to a friend.  There is comfort in prayer.

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes my prayers have been selfish or out of fear. Oh Lord, if you’ll just let me marry him, I’ll be forever grateful.  God ~ please let this plane land safely and I promise to never fly again.  Oh please let me win that million dollars…

Well it’s a good thing God didn’t answers every prayer the way I wanted.  I’d probably be married to David Cassidy, traveling everywhere by bus and playing my alto saxophone in pubs….but hey, I’d be rich, right?

While I believe our prayers are heard, I know for a fact that we don’t always know what is best for each situation.  I have found myself praying for healing for someone I love and then in another breath, asking God to spare their pain and just take them while they sleep.

There are many questions about prayer I don’t have answers to, but this I know.  Prayer changes things.  Prayer changes my heart towards people.  Prayer is free therapy with the King of therapists.

When I am asked to pray for someone, it is an honor and a responsibility I take to heart.  And to those who have ever prayed for me and for my loved ones, I thank you. Let me know if you are ever in need of prayer.  I’ll sure pray for you. ♥

Be nice to people.  You never know what they might be dealing with today.

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24 Responses to Free Prayer and No Agenda…..ramblings

  1. Juliana says:

    What a great post Paula! I know for a fact prayer works!! God is good! And it’s good to be able to talk to Him anytime! Blessings to you all! ☺️

  2. Rhonda says:

    Yours is a beautiful soul my friend, and I include you and your (expanding) family every day. It does not surprise me that your son and his wife offer free prayers with popcorn 🙂 It’s such a very real show of love that I know came from a home that was build on that foundation. Love you girl, and anxiously await news of your new adventure in loving. xoxo

  3. I also find prayer an essential in my life. I am really touched by the story of what your son, his wife and friends offer! I can only imagine the impact. ox

  4. billgncs says:

    Conversing with God… What a great blessing

  5. Love this post Paula and totally love that Free Prayer Friday that you kids do! ❤
    Diana xo

  6. purdywords says:

    This is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I actually could use some prayers! I’m recovering from my third c-section and it had been a lot tougher this time around. I overdid it on Easter Sunday and I’m paying for it now. Would you please pray for a safe and speedy recovery for me and that I heal well? Also,my 3-week old son is still jaundice and now has to see a GI/liver specialist and I’m nervous about this. I wanted to solely breastfeed but have to supplement with formula now to help his bili levels decrease. Thank you for your prayers!

  7. jmgoyder says:

    “The King of therapists” – I love that!

  8. mimijk says:

    I am too late to respond with anything pithy or new – I pray all the time – it’s as essential as my breath. Your children’s generosity is boundless – and I have a hunch where they got it from. You are a wondrous soul.

  9. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Beautifully said Paula! I can’t imagine a life without prayer and faith. I have three close friends in my e-prayer circle and what a blessing they are! Thank you for boldly sharing your heart! Prayer requests go two ways…praying for your sweet grandbabies:) 💜

  10. I had the most loving Christian dad and when I pray I think of God as my Holy Father who cares for me as much as my earthly father cared. I admire your kids for reaching out to their community with popcorn and prayer. God will bless their efforts. I’m praying for the healthy happy birth of Selah Grace and Chloe Ireland. I send special prayers for the mommy who is birthing them and the daddy that is so anxious, and lastly the new grandparents that are waiting by the phone.xxoo

  11. Wonderful post! Prayer does change things AND your suggestion that we be nice to people because we don’t know what they are dealing with has been in my mind since I started reading your blog. When Poppie died and I’d thud through life in a fog, I often thought of your “be nice” suggestion because I knew the people who were having to deal with me when I couldn’t think straight had No Idea that I had just lost my father.

    • Prayer does make a difference and we ALL have tough times we go thru….as you say….in a fog. Bless you for thinking of others as your heart was hurting. That’s just not easy to do. ♡ Hugs ♡

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