I was unfortunately able to catch the stomach flu recently and I have to tell you it took a toll on me. I found myself being violently ill for about five hours. It was horrible! When I walked by one of my children they said I looked “green”. I do not know how I looked but from the description I did not look well. As I was sleeping the illness off, I had my cell phone close by so that I could do work if possible and I was not able to! During the day I got a text from one of my children saying: “Sorry you are not feeling good today. Praying for you” When I read this from one of my children, I found such gratitude that the Father had given me someone that loves me so much they are willing to pray for me. I would say this was the moment that I started to feel better and I found myself crying with gratitude.
The gratitude was knowing that my own children are seeking the Father for help and that He was sharing this with me. As a parent it is the best thing knowing your children are relying on the Father in heaven! I have had friends and family pray for me but when one of your children pray for you, it seems to be such a blessing!
11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:11 (NIV)
Do you rely on God? Do you help with prayer? Do you pray and tell no one? Do you care for those that really need it?
Spur others on to pray and start right now!