Hubby and I were talking about prayer this morning.
Well, actually, we were talking about leadership and prayer.
Leadership is his thing...prayer is mine.
We both have equal amounts of passion for our desired topic, but I also think we lack understanding in why the other subject is so near to our spouse's heart. Jon has definite thoughts, opinions and views of Scriptural leadership that I just don't get. He can find it in ANY verse of the Bible. I, on the other hand, have an entirely different perspective on prayer (and grace) than Jon does, and I can find THAT in ANY verse in the Bible.
It's where our differences bring us together and hopefully grow us in our faith with one another.
this post is for Jon, my beloved.
Honey, prayer to me is...
An act of love.
One that brings you closer to not only your Heavenly Father, but to those around you. It is something that strengthens marriages. It bonds family ties.
It mends indiscretions.
It heals wounds and it pieces together broken hearts.
It creates in us an ability to be vulnerable and let our guards come down.
It is a time when we can pray on someone's behalf, but also when we can humble ourselves to God's mighty grace and love so we can experience intercession in our lives from others as well.
It's about communication...but even more so it's about surrender.
It's a matter of the heart.
It's personal, yet it's communal. It can be enjoyed by one and by the masses...separately and at the same
Prayer is God's gift to us. To show us He is there and active in our lives.
Prayer is our gift to God. To show Him that we are listening.
No one prayer is of more or less importance then another. For they are all honest petitions placed at Christ's feet, for Him to meet in His will and His way.
Prayers are heard.
They are felt.
They are experienced.
And they are answered...
though not necessarily on our terms, but always with our best interest in mind.
And Jon, I'm blessed to call you my partner in prayer. It is my honor to pray with and for you and our family.
I love you.
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