“What a friend we have in Jesus…What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! Listen here
by Donna Marie Berger
An acquaintance of mine presented me with a whole new perspective on prayer today. I have known Eileen for about six months. I had seen her often on the beach walk with her dog, but we never struck up a conversation. One day I noticed she was limping, so I stopped to ask her if she was okay. She shared that her limp was caused by a painful bone spur in her heel. As we ended our conversation, I told her that I would keep her in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Eileen in fact, did have a speedy recovery and she would update me with her progress and always thank me for praying for her foot to heal.
Fast forward. When we stopped to chat today, Eileen asked me if I would pray for her. My response was, “Of course. What do you need prayers for?” Eileen replied, “It’s going to be really busy tonight, please pray I get a seat at Paddy Mac’s.”
Ephesians 6:18 tells us, “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.” I just never thought about praying for a seat at a bar. Of course, if I can pray for a parking space at the grocery store when I’m in a hurry, why shouldn’t I pray for a seat for Eileen on St. Patrick’s Day?
Nothing is too little or insignificant for us to turn to God in prayer. Because, prayer is how we talk with God, and the more we talk with God, the closer we become to Him. So, let’s all follow Eileen’s example and no matter the situation, ‘pray first.’ This is the perfect moment to start growing closer to the Lord.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Praying that we all get a seat at His table.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day