Thursday, May 23, 2013

Honoring Our Promise to Pray~

Have you ever heard a prayer need,
promised to pray,
and then,
never gave the request another thought,
much less,
whispered a prayer heavenward?

I have.  (And yes, I am ashamed to admit it.)

Prayer. 

An opportunity to

   stand in the gap,

       seek wisdom,

          bear a burden,

                share a sorrow,

                     uphold the weary.

And yet, praying for others is something we sometimes simply forget to do.
(Ouch...I know.  I feel it, too.)


This past week, I was given this beautiful bracelet.  Enclosed with this precious gift was the following note:

Jewelry 4 Tara

This jewelry is made in honor of my daughter Tara who suffers from a traumatic brain injury.  Each piece of jewelry will have Tara's birthstone: an Amethyst, and a pearl, the one gem made through pain and discomfort.

Please remember Tara and say a small prayer for her each time you wear this jewelry.


Each morning this week, as I proudly placed this precious prayer reminder on my wrist, I prayed for Tara. 

But, it didn't stop there.  (And yes, I am happy to admit it.)

As I went about my day,
spotting it on my wrist,
hearing the angel that dangles from it brush up against my laptop,
or receiving a compliment about its beauty from a co-worker,
reminded me to stop and say yet another prayer. 

Right then.

Right there.

Right now.

All. day. long.

A visible reminder.
Something tangible to keep this need in the forefront of my mind
and a prayer on the tip of my tongue.

A beautiful invitation to come boldly before the throne of grace on someone else's behalf.

Who is in desperate need of prayers spoken by you?

How will you remember?

What can you place before you as a constant reminder?

What will stop you in your tracks
sending you from the busyness of your day to the throne room of Heaven?

Lord, help us to be faithful. We long to honor our promises to pray. 
May we be intentional and seek out reminders,
reminders that bend our knees downward
and lift our pleas heavenward,

lest we forget.~

(Dressing for my day found me remembering this post from June 28, 2012.  As I slipped on this precious bracelet I slipped into God's presence and prayed.)






 
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1 comment:

  1. I just love this idea as I so often need a reminder as the days get busy. Are these available for purchase ? and if so do you have a link you can share. Thanks. I just love the creativity of God's people.

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