Do you have someone in your life who is just plain miserable? Someone who complains about everything and believes for nothing good? Their face looks like it has been pickled in vinegar and no matter how you greet them, you get a grunt rather a word.
That person could be a cashier you see weekly, a co-worker or even a spouse. It’s rough trying to love a porcupine. However, I want you consider this: I wonder if anyone prays for that person? Genuinely prays. Could that be why they are in your path?
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
Check this out. Pray for one another that YOU may be healed. When you get outside of yourself, pray for others YOU are healed. Don’t pray as a project. Ask the Lord to give you a heart for this person. Don’t tell God what to do for this person except that they may know His love. Let Him define that, not you for His ways are higher than ours.
My mother has a list of all the children, their children and their children’s children, She prayerfully prays for each daily. When I think over this list, I recognize that for some, this will be the only one praying for them today.
Perhaps when we get to heaven, we will find out the difference our prayers make. Perhaps they kept someone from making a mistake or kept them from harm.
I have a friend who will spot someone obviously in need and pray for them as he drives by. It may be something simple like, “Bless them, Lord” or “Send them hope and direct their paths.”
Whenever he does that, I often wonder if he is the only one praying for that person.
Have we become so busy that we cannot pray for those he causes to cross our paths?
Lord, open the eyes of my heart that I may see as you see.
Let me bless those that come into me life not only in word, but also where you have opened the door, in deed.
Let me splash your love everywhere I go.