Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Prayer for 2012

I had a God Moment this morning.
You know the ones... where something is said
or you see something and then you
get that feeling of God standing right beside
you and is personally telling you something
or pointing out something to you 
and you just cant stop crying,
either in gratitude or in regret,

In the past few years I have friends
or acquaintances send me emails
and or text asking for prayer
for someone they know and love..
Some of these people are Christians,
some are not ..but know that I love the Lord
and how much I rely on him
so they trust me with their request..
This morning one of my customers sent
me a text regarding a  family members
coming to the end of their life,
and asked for prayer for her son, who was very
close to this family member.

(now comes that personal message from God)
At that very moment
I was watching Beth Moore on tv
and she said
(Beth speaking)
"And God told me
 why do you memorize
scripture but not do anything with it."

Now here is a little snippet into my head

I have always admired Prayer Warriors.
I always wished I could be as devoted
to going to the Lord with intended
prayers and setting aside time to pray for people.
I'm not very good at it.
I always felt like there has to be a
and a list of
"How To's "
 to be a prayer warrior

But God told me at that moment..
I don't need your Method, I just need you to stand
there and pray for this person
who has entrusted you with their prayer request.

And I started to cry with regret for all the times
I told people that I would pray for them
and I did say a little prayer for them,
but I did not come to God with what they
had entrusted me with..
They have heard me proclaim my love for
God and how much I trusted him with my life,
and that is what they were looking for.
Someone they could trust to go on their behalf
to that Loving God I always talk about..

So I stopped right there and prayed for
my customer and her family
with a truly humble heart.

So my prayer for 2012
God Make Me Your kind of
Prayer Warrior
Not with rules and regulations,
not with methods and how too's
but with a
 Humble and Caring Heart.



Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Looks like you have been very busy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am a new follower of your lovely blog. Good points on the prayer too. I need to do better praying for people.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

You said it so well, Karen...I think God just wants as we are :) :) He hears our prayers!!!! Isn't that so cool? I'll be keeping that person in my prayer's too!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen...just stop and prayer...forget the methods, God is the receiver and He knows and hears our heart and sees our obedience...great word

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

What beautiful thoughts & so well written. Thank you for linking it to Fabulous Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

Maryann said...

I have been guilty of this myself. I now try to pray as soon as I get a request for prayer (before I close that email or as soon as I read the text etc)This is great reminder

Sue said...

Amen Sister!! always a great post! Your heart for pleasing the Lord, just inspires me more than you know.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Hi Karen, As a Pixie Dust follower, you are invited to pop over & enter a giveaway for an awesome clock. Good luck & thanks for reading!

Warmly, Michelle

Julie Harward said...

How hope is that I can be somehow useful in bringing about, His peace and His love to all I come in contact with..He surely is THE way! ;D

Susan said...

I've had these same worries. I am often asked to pray for someone, and I always do right away, but sometimes I quickly forget about it. Days later, when I realize my thoughtlessness, I am disappointed in myself.

Amy McCollister said...

Wow...I have thought the same thing many-a-time. I have a hard time praying and remembering to pray unless I cut out special time to journal it out. I get so distracted some days, in the middle of praying my mind will end up going a million ways unless I write them out.