Swim practice, music lessons, meetings, work, comings and goings with 4 kids and a husband—these things fill my days. Sleep often evades me because my brain will not shut off at night, the details of my busyness swirling.
Recently, I visited my 91-year-old grandmother at an assisted living home. Her only means of mobility is the awkward use of a wheelchair.
“I really cannot do much, but I am content,” she shared. “All I can do is pray. I think it is why God still has me here.”
My sweet grandmother is an invaluable advocate I am so thankful to have in my life. I know she prays daily for my family and our ministry as church planters.
What if my elderly grandmother accomplishes more in a day of prayer than I do with all my running around? It isn’t a comparison game, but I suspect she does.
The power and effectiveness of prayer is superior to all other human effort as it elicits the power of Almighty God. Entering the scheduling demands of fall can leave little time for what matters most, so let’s choose to make the most of our days and carve out time for prayer!
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16, NIV).
Good words! The prayer of a righteous person is powerful. I had a grandma like that and I have a mom like that. Oh, to be a woman of prayer.