This afternoon, our family made a list of people to pray for.
Our 4-year-old suggested we pray for "our family," for the "poor," and for the "kids who are sick." Our 2-year-old said we should pray for "babies." She loves babies.
We all took turns praying - for the kids and babies...for some families that we know who are going through hard times...for a little house church that meets in El Paso, TX, and...for our small community of RVer's who live in the park where we are currently staying.
After the two girls went to bed, Stephanie and I made a list of people on our hearts. Then we prayed for them.
Someone tonight even asked me on Facebook to pray for Madagascar where she lives. Apparently, they are being hit by a cyclone.
It is easy to think "giving" has to be strictly physical. Money. Clothes. Hard work. But meeting the needs of those around us is bigger then just the stuff we have to give. God created the people on this earth and He loves them. He knows everything people need...and He wants to have a relationship with them.
There is power in prayer.
Being intentional today about praying for others gave us more compassion for those around us. It caused us to think about others' needs and talk about what we may be able to do about them. Finally, it reminded us that we need to be praying for others even more then we already do.
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