Wednesday night Jon and I went to dinner at our favorite hole in the wall Mexican place, ordered lots of greasy, cheesy foods, and brought our loved ones cards with us. Time was on our side and we spent the evening going through each card that was sent to us and praying for the families.
Some where pretty specific things like career paths, fertility, family understanding and forgiveness. But others were simple... happy marriages, healthy families, successful fiscal years. 99% of the families we prayed for spiritual growth and that Jon and I could speak truth and wisdom towards them. We also wrote down specific things we are praying for in 2013. I haven't decided how to store the cards just yet but we plan on getting them out every so often to revisit prayers, pray harder, pray for different things, check in, etc.
I had a few people comment on Instagram that they wish they would have sent us a card so we would pray for them but friends, I don't need a picture of you to pray for you. Leave me a comment or email me with any prayer requests you have (if you leave a comment, be sure to leave your email address).
Throughout the bible and heavily in the gospels and New Testament, we are commanded to give our sorrows, triumphs and worries to prayer. One of the hardest (and most humbling) books of the bible for me to read was Job, day after day he was stripped clean of all his loves and belongings, yet he still found joy in the name of the Lord, and prayed.
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. -Job 42:10