A good friend of mine recently gave me a journal of what she prayed for me as I was doing ministry work this spring. I compared entries with my journal and found serveral times that what was prayed was exactly what I needed that day. God hears prayer! Here are a few examples:
Jennifer’s journal entry for 4/16 read “May her failures not discourage her but encourage her to turn to her Saviour.” My entry for 4/16 read “I did not connect with the back table in the 5th grade class very well.”
Jennifer’s journal entry for the beginning of the fourth week read “Give her excitment over this next week,…” Mine read “Today was an exciting day at school! The Lord blessed tremendously”
Jennifer’s journal entry for 4/30 read “May you free her of the bondage of focussing on any part of herself” My entry for 4/30 read “We watched a good video this evening on brokenness in the life of Joshua. We get burdened becuse we think we have to lead the battle. God is the leader. It’s all God not our self-glory, self-effort or self-will!”
Jennifer’s journal entry for May 2nd read “open the hearts of these young peple and children. Help them to hear and apply. May they… grow into mature, and faithful servants in your kingdom.” That was the day a little boy in Bible club received his Bible. My journal read “He was so hungry and thirsty to use and read it.”
Jennifer’s journal entry after it was over read: “May her joy for serving there in the schools be channeled to serving and blessing her family once she arrives home.” My journal read: “I’m going home with incredible joy for what God did here and enthusiastic gratefulness for my families goal and how I can help them reach it.”
It has been invigorating to compare our journals and see how God works through prayer! If you ever feel like you would like to be an important part of another ministry just pray the for the work God is doing in the people of our nation and the world!