Monday, April 7, 2014

The Nine Arts.....Praying


How easy is that!  You have noticed people.  GREAT!  Now what?  Pray!  You and I can both do that VERY easily!!!!!  All of these people that you have noticed and written down their names or remembered to get in their line at the grocery store, are you praying for them?  This was another one of those things that seemed so simple. 

Praying for those that you are coming in contact with.  Standing in line, praying for your checker that you are going to be face to face with.  Praying for that Mom that is struggling with her child in the store that doesn't want to cooperate. Praying for that Dad with his special needs child that you saw in Target.  Praying for the waitress/waiter that seems to be so distracted while serving you.  Cary, in my Life Group, calls the "Pop-Up Prayers".  True, you may never see them again. True, you may see them somewhere else.  The fact is this....You NOTICED! You PRAYED! 

Those that we are coming into contact with that are non-believers that are searching, wounded, hurt, disappointed, depressed, stressed and don't have a relationship with Christ.  Can you imagine what you would do without your relationship with Christ?  Something that Oswald Chambers wrote, really hit home with me.  Satan wants to keep them and us so busy, that we don't have time to pray for them.  
"The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan.  The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer....No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer."  WOW!  Chew on that!!!!

Scripture says..."And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.  Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

So here is your challenge.  Notice them!  Pray for them!  You can do that!  There is no excuse for NOT doing that. It's easy! 

Let me know how you are doing!  I want to hear from you!!!!!!!!!! 

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