A friend of mine called early this morning to ask me to pray for her and a situation she was in that needed God right in the middle of it. First of all...I am NOT a morning person. And trying to make my mind work with just a half a cup of coffee in me, well, it just doesn't work. At least that is what I would like to tell myself.
She wanted me to pray. It was a reasonable request from a sister I love. But my mind in its morning fog decided to say, 'sure..I will pray for you today..just not right now..I'm sleepy'. What power the Spirit had available at that moment was lost because I didn't stop, listen closely to my sister's heart, and bring that burden before our mediator Jesus right at that moment?!? She could have had a day of lightness knowing that Jesus heard her request instead of hoping I wouldn't forget to pray for her.
My heart is heavy now with the burden I left in her life because I said the proper Christian phrase 'I will pray' instead of the family of God phrase 'Dear Daddy, I love you. Thank you for hearing your children and carrying our burdens.'
Let us pray...together...now...while we still have now to pray.