“Good Morning! What can I pray for you today?”
I have this friend who texts me all the time asking me if there is anything she can pray about for me. I’ve also seen this same friend post on Facebook asking her other friends if they have anything they would like her to pray about for them.
Life is really hard right now for a lot of people I love and I’m also finding my life is harder than normal right now too. Something I have noticed is her texts always seem to come at the time when I am needing prayer the most.
I know when we are down we should always go to God first, but I have also seen first hand how God has used other people by placing them in my life at just the right place and time that I was in need of a friend.
A few years ago I was going through a hard time and a lady I barely knew called me just to ask how I was doing that day. Later in the conversation, I found out that God had placed me on her heart that day and she had felt that she should pray for me. She also mentioned that she called me because she felt like God wanted her to call me. When she told me this it touched me deeply and I know I will never forget how amazing it felt, and still feels to this day to know that God loves me so much that he sent someone to love me on his behalf. Now as I’ve grown in my faith I have realized God has placed a whole lot of people in a whole lot of the right places many times during my life.
I also have found myself in situations that I know God placed me in someone’s life too. I will also admit there were and still are days that I really don’t want to be mixed up in other people’s lives. Somedays I feel like I am just so overwhelmed by my own struggles that I don’t feel like I could possibly add another thing to the mix, but when I feel that way there is this verse that always seems to pop in my head.
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
That verse is a good reminder that I have fallen before and let me tell you it is a whole lot easier to get back up when you have a good friend to help you up. I really don’t think God intended us to go through this life alone.
Mathew West has this song called ‘Do Something’.
In it are the words ‘So, I shook my fist at Heaven and said, “God, why don’t You do something?” He said, “I did I created you.”’
Those words are so true, God did create me and he wants me…make that all of us… to step up and take care of one another.
Something else I have noticed is when I am praying for other people my own load doesn’t seem quite so heavy to bear anymore.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
What can I pray for you today? Leave your prayer in the comments below.