insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy


all i could do was pray

God doesn't take days off
He never calls in sick
He never needs a sub
As Autumn is upon us and the rain comes and the cold creeps in
I look back at my summer and all it held

I prayed 
I prayed
and then I prayed
because I knew God was listening (He doesn't get summers off)

I prayed for my sister who went on a mission trip to Africa close to the border of Congo in Uganda
and her safety was at risk and armed guards were with her
and all I could do was pray

I prayed as my nephew entered the world early and with health concerns
I prayed as he went to the children's hospital and his parents sat waiting for answers with sleepless nights
and all I could do was pray

I prayed for my son who went to overnight camps and Montana with his grandparents
and I couldn't see him and talk to him whenever I wanted and I didn't know if he was behaving or driving people crazy
and all I could do was pray

I prayed for my community as it was faced with tragedy
an armed man who burned a house and vehicles and shot at neighbors and law enforcement
and God stood with the people and saw fit to save them through this living hell
and all I could do was pray

You see God doesn't take the day off, 
He doesn't not check voicemail, or never respond to email.
He heard my prayers 

and He hears yours too.

How often do you feel helpless in a situation and think "there is nothing I can do"?
You can always pray.  

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 1 Timothy 2:1
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