A wonderful idea, right? So why scary??
Well, if you have been following here for a while, you know that our family has been through some struggles this year, some financial struggles, and while it has been REALLY hard, this struggle has had it's purpose.
This struggle has brought our family closer to God and stronger in our faith. I am learning how to pray and how to just talk to God. I am learning first hand the power of prayer in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. I am learning to recognize the Lord's amazing work that is all around us - every - single - day. It has always been there but now I am beginning to know it for what it is - God's plan and God's provision and God's miracles.
I am embraceing the struggle almost everyday!
So a day of prayer. OK...
I have prayed SO much lately, more than I ever have before. I have prayed for our financial situation as well as another "tug at my heart" situation. I have prayed for the precious children who wait, the ones who are on my blog and all the others whom I will never know. I have prayed for all those families who are working so hard to bring their children home and I pray for those families who are just starting the process and need those mountains moved!
I am learning how to pray and how to let it go, how to give those burdens to Him that are just too much for me. So again, why scary?
Well, while I am comfortable giving Him my burdens and praying my prayers, the thought of being responsible for the prayers of others is, honestly a bit scary! I guess I just don't want to mess it up!
I know, however, that this is something I really wanted to do and sharing this with my beautiful friend Sharon will be amazing! I know the Lord will be with us and will help us to pray for all those who are in need of a little or a lot of prayer.
When we started talking about just how to work this, Sharon told me about the "Prayer Tree." Apparently, in a small town in South Carolina, there is a tree, a very special tree. It is a tree under which 2 elderly gentlemen sit - and pray. Anyone who feels the need to stop by and ask for prayer can and these 2 wonderful gentlemen will pray.
Well, Sharon and I would like to have a place where you can stop by and ask for prayers, prayers for the children who wait, prayers for their needs and prayers for the families who are trying to bring them home,
So, you can leave your prayer requests on this blog post or on my beautiful friend Sharon's blog, A Family for Everyone . I will also be posting about it in my Wonderful Waiting Kids blog this week with the regular advocacy post. We hope that you will leave your prayer requests (even if they are not specific), your stories about the power of prayer in your life and stop by to pray for others.
The power of prayer, it can take a child from this...
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