Its just a question really.
But if over the last few weeks you have said to me “I will pray for you” or “You are in my prayers” or “I pray for you and your family”. I ask – have you REALLY prayed for me?
If someone else has suffered illness or grief in the past and you said it to them too…..did you honestly say a prayer?
The reason I ask this is not to insult you or cheese you off or even call you a fibber, but its something many of us say when trying to offer comfort to someone in their time of need, I do it myself, believe me. But do we really follow through? Have I always followed through? Don’t worry….I’m not afraid to challenge myself either, I’m only human and I can say no I haven’t always followed through. I’m a person who does pray because I do believe in the power and uplifting it provides. OK, I may slip up sometimes and drop asleep before I managed to close my day with prayer but I’m no stranger to prayer.
But what I learned a while back now is where I was going wrong. I thought you prayed at specific times of the day, you know, like how you were taught as a child (when you go to bed, when you wake up or when in Church). But I learned you can pray at anytime of day or night….God doesn’t work shifts….he is on call 24/7 – How Mighty is He!
If you haven’t done so yet – don’t worry, there is still plenty of time. When you have a moment of silence or just a moment you can spare me, can I ask that you just close your eyes, open your heart and send out (or up) a prayer for me. But not just for me, for yourselves and your family to, never forget you need prayer as well. You don’t have to be needing anything specific to pray, even if it’s to say thank you for waking me up this morning.
If you are a non-believer, can you please just bite your lip….for me ….and just say “Dear God, please let Lisa recover from this illness, AMEN”. That’s it, its done. If you are a non-believer and you do pray for me…God may be so impressed you spoke to him that you may just tip the scales in my favour 🙂
I can see a few of my “non-believer” friends now thinking “Oh Noooo – She’s found God”………Truth is……I never lost him 🙂
Stay Blessed 🙂