Monday, April 22, 2013


The night started well because I was able to sleep easily.  Then after a few hours I began to toss and turn.  As much as I tried, I couldn't get back to sleep.  After what seemed hours, I turned to look at the clock, surely it was close to morning.  It was 3:17.

Wide awake in the middle of the night. . .what to do?  Immediately someone I knew came into my mind. I knew this person was going through a difficult time so I said a quick prayer for them.  Then as one person after another came to my mind, I used my sleeplessness as an opportunity to pray for these people that I believed the Lord had laid upon my heart.

I didn't have to know all the details of their situations, the Lord knew all that.  I was just blessed to be allowed to join in the communication that probably always exists between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

So, if one night you wake up with someone on your mind, maybe the Lord has given you the opportunity to pray for this dear one.  Use your moments of sleeplessness to offer up prayers for those who come to your mind.  They don't need to be lengthy or elaborate prayers, sometimes the simplest prayers are the best.

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" 

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