Number seven: Pray for

How many times have you told a friend you’d pray for her, but other things got in the way? The baby was crying, the kids were fighting, dinner was boiling over, your husband came home…

Then later, you feel awful, because you promised that you’d pray. All were reasonable things to take up our time, but you still feel awful.

Here’s a tip: As soon as a request is made known to you, pray about it. Right then. Whatever you’re doing, pray while doing it.

Afterwards, when you have time, let her know you’ve been praying for her.

When your friend comes to your mind throughout the day, pray again. Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).

Prayer encourages others in so many ways.

Being a habitual pray-er takes practice, but you can do it, and your friends – and you! – will be blessed for it.

God bless,

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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  1. this is exactly what i do! my memory is horrid and if I do remember and pray again, well that is just icing on the cake.

    I also use my notes feature on my phone if its something that i want to pray for over a few days.

    thanks for the smile!


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