Thursday, May 2, 2013

Praying for people you don't know

I got a comment today from someone that asked why I keep praying for people I do not know  and then left a not so nice that was quickly deleted.  I can tell it was linked from my face book  account so more than likely it was from someone I know which is sad.
Yes, I pray for people I don't know. I love it. I actually feel its an honor. For 5 years I have been praying for Nathan and Tricia. Many of you know him as CF Husband. There story is one no one wants to live. Tricia has cystic fibrosis. They married, got pregnant and it was recommended she abort to save her life. They chose life and their sweet baby was born at 24 weeks. After that, Tricia got a double lung transplant and followed by cancer that sometimes transplant people get. They have been living day to day and she has become more sick. We have watched their sweet girl grow up and both Nathan and Tricia blog about their lives. They are living day by day and if new lungs do not become available Tricia will be put on a ventilator and Nathan posted the chances of coming off of that are slim. I have been reading their story for 5 years and for 5 years have been encouraged by them.

So that brought the face book comment. I am not good at using a lot of BIG Christian or spiritual words but one I know is that spending time in prayers makes me realize how BIG our God is. That He sees the big picture and I am so thankful for that. I know He loves to hear from His children. I know he wants more than just a thank you or to hear our desires. He wants to hear our hearts. I imagine it makes Him smile when we talk to Him and wonders why we do not take the time. I think prayers is definitely a way to get to know the one who created us. I spend a lot of time praying for people I know and people I don't. I pray for random people like our favorite Publix guy and the lady on the street who has such a sour face. I find it funny that I love love to pray but I am not good at praying out loud but that is a whole other story. We are all children of God. He wants none of us to suffer. There are so many that have needs and I wish I could do more than just pray sometimes. I pray that I can make a difference with my words, actions and or prayers. I read the Bible and wish my prayers were as clear as David's.

So dear commenter who said I was a crazy prayer people. I may be crazy. I am going to keep posting what I pray about and more than likely, you will be prayed for today. But the good news is you can always hide my posts if you need to but I am still going to try to be myself.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, pray for strangers. I think that if He lays a burden on our heart to pray for some one then we had better be obedient to that. It's a huge comfort to me, too, to know that others might be praying for me that I know nothing about. How awesome is that?!

    Never stop, sweet Amy!