Our pastor gave such a great sermon today. He’s been talking the last two weeks about how we as a church can really get out there are start “doing the stuff”. Mainly spreading God’s love through ministering to others. He asked us all to reach out to those in the work place, neighbors, family, friends. As we closed in prayer I thought of a unique way I might be able to reach people who just need to know that someone cares about them and is willing to lend a loving ear.
Or even pray.
Hubby and I pray multiple times a day together (mainly dinner and bedtime but at other times when we feel compelled to thank God for his many blessings or to pray for someone) and we each add people to our prayers that we know need some love and grace in their lives. I pray for those I know in real life and those I know from Facebook and Twitter. If someone posts that they are having a bad day, in financial crisis, having issues with spouse/kids/family/work/etc, I add them to my prayer list. Prayer is powerful and I’ve seen first-hand what it can do. I’m a firm believer in Christ and my heavenly Father and know that they only want the best for me. I may not understand their ways and I may get frustrated and angry and depressed at times but I know I have someone I can turn to that will always have His arms open for me.
I’d like to extend some of that love to anyone out there who may need it.
I won’t have the answer to your problem and I won’t give any advice. What I will do is promise to add you to my prayer list and ask God to come into your life in whatever way you need Him to be there. Or ask him to be in the lives of someone you love. I will even post a comment in the form of a sincere, heart-felt prayer for whatever you need.
So leave me a comment about something you would like prayer for. If it’s too personal and you don’t want to post a comment, then please use the Contact Me (under the About Shay link) and I will reply to you in prayer as well as adding you to my prayer list.This isn’t going to be a debate of religions or religion vs science (I firmly believe that we can have both in our lives). I won’t tolerate hateful comments and anything other than positive and encouraging ones will be deleted.