Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
I love praying. I especially like praying for others and watching God work in their lives. I have one Bible college buddy who I prayed for all of the time, he was like a little brother. Every time I prayed for him, without fail, God would answer that prayer with a yes. He’d come into class, give me a prayer request, I’d write down in my notebook and pray for him in my prayers. I used to have a huge notebook. It bothers me that I don’t have that habit anymore. I’m hoping “the move” helps fix some habits and that I go back to how I used to be. You can pray anywhere, though. I tend to pray in the car, because that is where I am truly alone most days. Sometimes, I find myself praying when I am shampooing my hair. Heh. There are times when I know I have a student struggling or a whole class doing an in-class major assessment and I just sit there and pray for their success.
I pray for a lot of you, especially when you ask for prayer. Before I go onto another blog, I stop and pray if a request has been made. Some of you know that I pray for you because we are brothers and sisters in God’s family. There are some that I pray for that choose not to speak to me, but they still mean a lot to me…whether they be family or people from my past.
I think praying for someone is one of the biggest ways to show love. It is such a gift. One of the biggest things I pray for when I am taking my desire for earthly love to God is that He provide me with someone who prays and seeks Him–someone who will pray with me. I cannot think of anything better.
So, to you who always pray for me, thank you. Thank you for being an extension of God’s love. Thank you for caring enough to pray.
“Somebody’s Praying”–Ricky Skaggs