I’ve never been a morning person, I’ve always been a bit of a night owl. I guess that’s just when my mind is most active and my creative juices flow the best. My son on the other hand, is a morning person. He’s an early riser and is always in a good mood. I mean always! In fact he’s the most talkative in the mornings when I’m still trying to get my mind to focus.
During one of our morning chats he starts telling me about how nervous he was about this upcoming soccer season. He made the team two years in a row and like the previous year has his heart dead set on the number 7 jersey. Well, last year an older player snatched it up before he could get it, but this year he was determined that it would be his no matter what. The motivation for the jersey this year was because he wanted to honor his great-grandfather, my grandfather who was born in July and passed away last year.
In the middle of the conversation he stops and says, “Mom, I’ll be right back I forgot to pray this morning and I need to pray about my jersey. It’s important and I want to honor granddad”. After he came back in the room I reminded him that he can pray at any time and at any moment. Eyes open or eyes shut, verbally or silently. Doesn’t matter how he does it, as long as he does it. He quickly responded, “I know Mom, you pray all the time, even when you’re driving”.
Hearing him say that made me smile one of those big goofy grins. It warms my heart to know, not just that when I think he’s not paying attention, he’s watching and studying what’s going on but, more importantly he understands the power of prayer. In my opinion, prayer is the most important tool we have. I know you may hear it all the time that prayer changes things. And it’s not just a saying, I’m still here because of the power of pray. When I wasn’t able to pray for myself, my family, friends and church members interceded on my daughter and I’s behalf and God showed up and showed out that day. So don’t stop praying. Never stop praying and making your request be known to God. It may not look like things are shifting but know that they are. Prayer really does change things!
P.S. He got the jersey #7 🙂
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18