21 September, 2006

Just What I Needed

My blogging program creates a time stamp on a post from the time a new window is opened, not when it's actually published. I give you that bit of boring technical info because I want to tell you want I received literally moments after hitting "publish" on the post below (if you haven't yet, please read that post first).

I have been in touch with the mother of Johnathan Benson for about two months now. She is a devout Christian, and her faith continues to sustain her through this heartbreaking time. This morning I was one of only four people to whom she sent the following email:

God still sits on the throne.

Each and every one of us are going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.

My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you. Please pass this to at least (4) people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

The prayer:

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. In Jesus' precious name. Amen.

She left me in tears for the timeliness of her email, and so touched that she thought of me in this way. It doesn't erase all the big and small things I've been dealing with so poorly, but they're laying just a tiny bit lighter on my heart now.