I pray the Ransomed Heart daily prayer about four times a week. I pray it four times a week instead of daily because there are other prayer forms I like to use. But there are some elements of the daily pray I do pray every day, elements I bring into those other prayer forms. One of them is this one:
I guess there are a lot of elements there, but the one I want you to notice is two or three lines from the bottom. It is the “I ask you to send forth your Spirit to raise up prayer and intercession for me.” I have expanded this in my version of the daily prayer. I have it like this:
I ask You to send forth Your Spirit to raise up intercessors for me. I ask that people will love and pray for me, and will further let me know of their love and prayers for me.
This element of this prayer became very important to me during a very difficult time I endured a few months ago. I prayed this often during this difficult time and was answered. People did contact me by phone, text, email, Facebook, etc. to let me know they were praying for me. Many even said they loved me.
I thought about this as I prayed this part of the daily prayer today, one of my all-time favorite days, the day before Thanksgiving. As I prayed this part of the prayer, I thought about that difficult time and all the people who prayed for and loved me. And I became thankful for them. I became greatly thankful for them and expressed that thankfulness is a great way to God.
I thought I ought to also express it here, though, so that’s what I’m doing now. Here is a list of the people who contacted me during this time and the weeks after to tell me they were praying for and loving me:
Annie, Brandon, Sarah, Mary Ann, Randy, Keith, Robert, other Robert, Steve, the other other Robert, Art, Dale & Jo, Melrose, Melia, Carrie, Mom and Dad and Eli
I think that’s all, but it is probably not; my memory seems to be failing me as I write this, but I’m pretty sure I got them all as I prayed earlier. To any of you reading this, please know that you were an answer to pray (as I told some of you). Please know that God used you to help me in the darkest moment of my life and I greatly, greatly appreciate it. Please know that I am praying for and loving you as well.
I am so very thankful for these intercessors. And I am ready and willing to be such an intercessor myself.