I added two names to my prayer journal yesterday. This morning before I started praying for Patty and her family, I realized I didn't have a face to put with her name. I know what her needs are, but not as well as the Lord knows. It occurred to me, I don't need to know anything about her, only that she needs my prayers. She has been battling ovarian cancer for six years, she has a ten year old son. Her best friend, Jen is also suffering with concern for Patty.
A new Christian said to me one day she was excited about her new prayer life. She went on to say, "I didn't realize when I pray for other people I'm not worrying about myself all day long."
The new Christian realized by praying for others we in turn are also blessed by the experience.
I realized many years ago when I began praying for other people that I was making an investment in them. Not a material investment, but one with my heart.
Now that I've added Patty, her family and Jen my heart cares what happens. My heart cares to know how the Lord will answer our prayers.
Why not add my new friends Patty and Jen to your prayer journal, I know you will be blessed.
Let me know about your prayer journal, how are you blessed?