A SHORT STORY - FROM A MADE UP DIARY
No one prayed for me today. I’ve heard it said and said it myself – “I could feel your prayers.” But I didn’t feel anyone pray for me today. I walked through my day and so many things went wrong. I lost my keys in the morning and was late for work. Was anyone praying for me? I spilled my coffee in my car and ran out of napkins before I could clean it up. Someone please pray for me! Upon entering my office I was bombarded by messages and problems that I had to fix. Why won’t someone pray for me? Rushing back after lunch I slammed my breaks on but still rear-ended the car in front of me. I could really use some prayer!
Why won’t anybody pray for me? I’m a member of my church and they know me. Are they praying for me? My family raised me to follow Christ. Are they praying for me?
I ended my day on my knees and realized it was the first time today I had taken that position. Holy Spirit began to convict me that I had not prayed for anyone today. I had only been thinking of myself. Had I started the day in prayer and continued in a spirit of prayer throughout the day, perhaps I would have been less self absorbed. If I had been a person humbled to pray, Christ would have been my focus and not me. I realized then that the Bible says that Christ is interceding for each of us. That means, in a sense that He is praying for us. He had been praying for me throughout my troubled day.
From now on when I don’t “feel” the prayers of others on my behalf, I will stop and pray for others. I will remember that Jesus is interceding for me and he is watching me.