The power of prayer is what we Christians hold on to. I find that there is peace in my life by trusting in God. I can talk to him like a best friend and share all my troubles and joys. No lofty prayers from rote. Mine are simple prayers from the heart.. I can pray anytime during the day and night. I just have to start by saying, "Father." I may pray while working in my garden, giving thanks before and after a meal, while watching my kids and grand kids on a special day, when a fire truck or ambulance goes by...I pray for whoever is needing at that time, seeing an old person struggling, thanking for my eyesight...to be able to read, paint, watch birds ...to many things to list. I pray for our marriage and for Joe's health. I give thanks for my family and pray that they are safe, healthy and happy. I pray for people who are hurt and in trouble. It might sound like I'm always on my knees...not so. These little prayers take only minutes, but those minutes get me through each day.
I wrote about a baby needing prayers yesterday. I read his Mom's blog for the first time on Sat. I read the tragic story and the need of prayers. This story touched my heart, maybe because he is just a baby.I wrote a comment that I would pray for him...and then I thought, how many of us say, "I'll keep you in my prayers?" You might wonder if we really do that. Well, I think that just saying those words is a little prayer... whether or not we follow through. With this story of baby Truman....we are seeing the power of prayer working. People from all walks of life are praying for his recovery. It's giving his loving family the strength that they need to get through this....just knowing that we are all praying. I sometimes have kind of a simplistic view of religion..I imagine my God standing there and hearing all those prayers coming up for this little one and Him thinking....."Who is this child that everyone is praying for? He must be special."
Please just say a simple prayer for Truman today.