Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prayer...


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.

So....

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
time.
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.


And while I'm at it...

Would you leave me a comment to let me know how I can be praying for you today?

Blessings friends,

4 comments:

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Love this. You could pray for my sanity and continued submission. I have taken on some new lifestyle things (like a puppy and some chickens and redoing a farm house on 8.75 acres) to get started on my husbands dream of having a hobby farm. Have a great day Kelli!

Jelli Bean said...

I like this. My husband and I have the same issues, since his thing is leadership, and mine is service. Your offer of prayer is awesome! My husband and I were just offered a position to teach Bible and chapel at our church here in Costa Rica as well as lead youth group. This is a huge change (and a move) for us, but we're extremely excited, since God will inevitably teach us so many skills useful to missions, which is our true heart's longing. Please pray for wisdom for us in working with the youth in our church and in creating a curriculum and activities. Thanks and que Dios le bendiga mucho!

Holly said...

Kelli,
This is touching and so well written. You have a unique ability to really convey a message. I can always use some extra prayer...how about for my hubby and his job. Thank you.
Holly

Victoria said...

I would appreciate your prayers that God would lift the stress and worry that has been oppressing me lately. I am so blessed, but my heart has been so heavy. I look forward to visiting your blog again! God bless.