The power of praying family and friends has played a vital role in my life. Have you ever experienced days when you felt as though the world was raining spikes down on you? I sit at the desk within the classroom of Life 1101 with both my hands raised. Let me tell you, I was feeling so terrible about three weeks ago. I laid in bed with tears streaming down my face trying to compose myself in front of my daughter, but I couldn’t quite get a grip. She stood in front of me wiping my tears away while saying, “Mommy it’s not that bad, it will be okay.” I just let her comfort me in that moment. My husband sat on the bed rubbing my leg to help soothe me. He told Brielle, “We need to pray for mommy.” He prayed his prayer, then Brielle took her turn. She said, “God I know you can do it, so heal my mommy right now!” I was thinking, “WOW! This little girl has some serious faith and confidence.” I felt better, but experienced the same symptoms for almost a week. After about the the third day, I suddenly felt different. Deep within I could feel the prayers of those that were close to me. It was such an amazing awareness to literally recognize those who were interceding on my behalf, by name. Thankfully, I have not endured that type of sickness since. I am grateful to be surrounded by friends and family who are able to know when I am at a low point to pray without a request.
There is nothing like the power of prayer. Surround yourself with those who can help you make it through the dark hours of life.
“…pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV, James 5:16)”