The other day a friend of mine told me about passing up a man walking on the side of the road while she was driving to town. Her children had a fit to pick him up. The temperature outside was dangerously hot and it wasn’t good for someone to be walking during the day, in fact there was warning of heat index. She told her teenage daughter and her nine-year old son that it would not be using wisdom in picking up a stranger wandering around since she was a woman with two children in the vehicle. The children continued to tell her how Jesus would have helped him. So, she stated that they would all pray for the man to get a ride from someone. Her little boy talked about it all the way home and felt sorry for the man. She assured him that Jesus would take care of him since they all prayed.
Later in the day, when she picked her daughter up from work an amazing story came out of her mouth. She stated that one of the workers there had picked up the man with the beard and drove him to a local restaurant and to catch a ride elsewhere. As she described the man it was evident that it was the very same man. As they compared the time frame it was right after their prayer. God does hear our prayers.
Not only was it a testimony for the children but also to my friend that even the simplest prayer, God hears and God watches over us. Everyday, our faith should increase through the little things God does for us. He reminds us that when we pray for others, we are releasing Him to move into the lives of others. When we refuse to pray for others in need, we refuse to be like Him.
Prayer: Lord, make me sensitive to the needs, the cares, the concerns, the hurts, and the spiritual condition of those that I come in contact with everyday. Help me to see others in need and pray for you to move in their lives. In Jesus Name. Amen