Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Praying for You!
Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Recently, my blogging friend, Linda Stoll, writes about how she often sends emails to family and friends that contain these seven, heartfelt words: How can I pray for you today? The response, as you might imagine, is vigorous. After all, who doesn't like to be prayed for?
This time, Linda adds a twist - she invites all of us, her followers, to submit our own prayer requests in the comments' section of her blog. How fantastic is that? And of course, yours truly takes her up on it without a moment's hesitation.
Because intercessory prayer works. How do I know? I have felt its enormous power when the unexpected storms of life came crashing down in the spring of 2017. You can read the entire saga beginning here, but long story short, my husband, Danny has to have a pacemaker put in when we are supposed to be on a mountain vacation. So here I am, in the unfamiliar city of Asheville, North Carolina, feeling lost, uncertain and afraid, even though I know God is with me.
So, what do I do? I begin texting and calling everyone I know to please be in prayer for both Danny and me. It isn't long before a sense of calm, that peace which passes all understanding, descends on my heart like a warm and comforting embrace. It's like no sensation I've ever had in my life, and one I will always remember.
I close my comment to Linda with the assertion that I'll be praying for her, too. And that's no casual sentiment. Because, she, like all the bloggers I follow, is on my permanent prayer list, which I keep close at hand.
Yes, blogging buddies, every last one of you is prayed for daily! No, I don't know your specific needs, with a few exceptions, but God certainly does.
At the risk of imitating Linda (isn't imitation the best form of flattery?), I'm inviting all of you who comment here, bloggers or not, to leave a prayer request, for yourself or someone you love or both! Hope all of you will join in.
And if I might be so bold, I ask for your prayers for me as our family is making some adjustments, and facing some important decisions moving forward. It's all good, my friends, but it is a challenge.
May we all pray for one another, and receive God's gifts of healing, peace and grace.
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