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.