"Aren't you glad God hears prayer?"
My mother, the Original Mamaknologist would be proud of me. Today I signed up to be a part of an online prayer ministry. This may not sound like a lot to you, but for the past two years I have let a lot of things get in the way of my prayer life. Just stuff like:
- I don't have a car and my church is not on a busline (like there are not other churches in the world, right?)
- I don't know if I am qualified (What? You know what I mean... I don't want to mess up anybody else's Heavenly chances just because I come to the Lord on the short yellow bus).
- What if ______ (Yeah, right. You fill in the blank).
So, applying my belief in prayer (and I REALLY DO believe) is kind of a big deal. Then I thought about it. If faith is not faith until it is all you have, then what is prayer?
For a lot of the people in need of prayer (and that would be MOST of us, right?) faith and that image of a mustard seed are all that they have left. I know how I have felt when I needed intercessory prayer -- shoot, sometimes all I've had left was the stain of where I'd crushed that itty bitty mustard seed by holding it so tightly.
So today, I decided to put my faith and my prayers to work for more than just myself, my family, and my friends. If I can ask for me, can't I ask for a stranger? If I can believe for me, then I will believe for another. If I need peace, then I will rejoice in seeking it for someone I have yet to love.
Pray for me, because I am going to pray for others.