I have thought about prayer a lot this week because I have a friend that just had MAJOR heart surgery at the age of 80 (in a few months) and I started seeing TONS and TONS of offers for prayers.
Everybody's praying... but....
- where are they?
- what else are they doing?
- is anyone actually DOING anything to help?
Because let's face it ....
And you can't just say "Be sure and call me if you need ANYTHING".... knowing full well that the person will never call and ask for help!
I know my friend, ANY offer of help would be immediately answered with "Oh honey, that is so sweet, but I am fine, really." She "wouldn't want to put anyone out". But I also KNOW that there are things that she needs help with!
- Who is running the errands that need running?
- Who is taking care of the pets?
- Who is vacuuming the carpet?
- Who is giving the care giver a break?
Don't just offer to help, INSIST on it! JUST DO IT!!!
Don't ask "what?", you need to be creative ... AND JUST DO IT!!!!
Heck! EVERYBODY could use some help of some kind! OF COURSE someone that is going through something that requires your prayer could also use YOUR HELP!
New International Version (NIV)
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
....there, I feel better now....