Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Prayer

This morning I woke up in a fetal position, words flowing through my mind. Somewhere in the place between sleep and awake I knew I was praying. As words and phrases began to make sense I became conscious that I was deep in prayer for someone I love. I opened my eyes and I felt so awed that God is so approachable even in sleep. I had gone to bed with someone heavy on my heart and my heart was taking its' burden to the only Place it knew to go. I wondered how long I had prayed.

Sunday morning in the worship service I was so blessed during our corporate prayer time as children of all ages spontaneously went forward to pray at our church altars. Children. I love being a part of a church that allows children to sense God's presence in the service. No one prompted them. No one encouraged them. They simply wanted or needed to talk to God. So they did. Many of them. One young boy laid his hand on his friends shoulder. Tears fell. My own. And I felt His presence. I read this morning in my daily Bible reading that Jesus wants the children to come to Him. He wants them. They want Him.

Jesus loves me, this I know.

To love a God who loves us so intensely takes my breath away sometimes.

5 comments:

A Day In the Life . . . said...

I am very glad that your women's group will be reading this book - I thought to myself, just watch, this book will make the New York Times Best Seller list, and today's post on Ann's blog mentioned that she made #15 - so I think many others agree that her writing touches them in some way - I love her authenticity. Thanks so much for the post!

Dawn said...

I love when we're driving down the streets of our town and we're listening to an old fashioned SS song CD - #11 is Jesus Loves Me - I have to play it over and over and over - the littles don't want to listen to any others. It's so neat.

Becky said...

That is amazing, that God can be so present even in sleep. It certainly reminds me that even when we are unable to pray, the Spirit groans for us in our need before the Heavenly Father.

Praying with you for your loved one. And thank you for sharing this (and more) today.

Janice said...

Mmmm. Soul food.

Glenda said...

Beautiful, God-filled thoughts!