Prayers of a Pastor

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There we sat, the room empty, except for one other man. The light was dim and dingy. Off in the corner the television was on and bleating louder than it ought to have been. She sat next to me doubled over in pain with tears streaming down her face wondering what was taking so long. It was 3:30 in the morning. The man brought my attention to the rain that had started again and the howling of the wind.

I sat feeling helpless trying to control the panic beginning to creep in. I closed my eyes and began to pray. I simply said, “Jesus we need you.” The door opened and we were called back. The man came right up next to me and followed us. Just as I was beginning to feel unsettled about this, he said, “I want you to know I was praying for your daughter.” With a relieved smile, I answered, “Thank you.” He said, “As a Pastor that is my job.” I thanked him again and told him there is something special about the prayers of a Pastor.

As we sat in the exam room engulfed by the privacy curtain, listening to the activity of a busy ER, I marveled at HIM. His lavish love poured over us creating a sweet perfume for our souls. Before I ever uttered a word in prayer, God had already answered and placed that Pastor right near us.

If that isn’t love, what is?

Precious One, God is ever close, his love knows no bounds and he is always listening to the sweet tinkling of your voice.

Shalom!

PS she is fine and God is good….ALL the time.

Had Me A Moment

1962716_10203221625159881_1132597702_nYou know those times when God chooses to show you where He is working even though he isn’t obligated to? When you realize in the sweetness of the moment it is God? When you are aware you are seeing or hearing the sum of your prayers? When your heart if full ¬†and complete with awestruck wonder?

Yep, had me one of those moments this morning! And, while I would love to share this moment with you, which I have partially done, the fullness of the moment is for me, at least for now.

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3.

Precious One go in the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the peace only He can provide.

Shalom!