It was just one of those weeks for him, ya know? Nothing bad happening, just a lot.
A wedding to prepare, a Bible study to teach, a sermon to write, a planning meeting to attend. And then, of course, a few nights of not sleeping well.
So I kissed him and watched him drive away for work.
Lord, please help him survive this day.
I kept praying that until late morning, when it occurred to me I was praying too little.
Was that all I wanted? For him to just survive?
My dad used to keep a pretty healthy supply of hundred dollar bills in his wallet, and he was discreet but generous with them.
I thought –here I am praying to my Father in heaven who has that kind of wallet. I had this image of God licking his index finger and flipping through his wad of resources.
I was praying too little for that preacher man of mine.
So I upped the asking.
Lord, help Matthew have a special day.
Give him more sermon ideas than he needs.
Stretch his hours to allow him to accomplish what needs to be done.
Help him enjoy your presence even in the middle of business.
Let this be a day of thriving.
Paul says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)
What prayer is coming out of your heart today, and does it honor the resourcefulness of God?