It seems as though some days there are a ton of things I could write about, others I simply draw a blank. Today was one of those days when I must be feeling creative (as creative as I can be at 630 in the morning anyway) and I had many options of what to choose from. But I think this time, I will keep it simple and important. This weekend, several things either happened or were brought to my attention again that reminded me of the importance of prayer. Many of you will know who I'm talking about with each of these, but for the privacy of my friends, no names will be mentioned.
Yesterday a girl that I've gone to church with for years had an emergency C-section at 26 weeks. Last night, no one was sure whether mother or baby were going to make it.
One of my closest friend's little sister has a cancerous tumor on her hip, that isn't responding to the treatments as well as it was at first. They were hoping to shrink it to where they could surgically remove it without having to do a hip replacement. She is 24.
A friend from church had a baby this week. Everything went well, but just starting out I'm sure they could use all the prayers they can get.
Three of my cousins (and me) are expecting babies over the next few months.
A close friend of mine lost her mother to cancer in January. She is handling everything magnificently but there are still days its hard for her.
I'm sure everyone could add many more requests or even praises to this list. The thing we have to remember is that no matter what happens God is in control. If we only have faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains.
In writing this, I began thinking about Casting Crown's song, "Prayer for a Friend" in which it talks about the bad things that happen in our lives or our friends and choices they make that are beyond our control but that are never too big for God. It goes on to ask God for the wisdom to have the right thing to say, and to know when nothing should be said.
So today, take a few minutes from your busy life, talk to God, cherish the relationship that He has given us the privilege of having with him.