Yesterday, I received an unexpected and very special gift.

I was in the Loft for Kids Church, but wasn’t teaching. A friend of mine was teaching a lesson about using drawing in prayer. As she was preparing in the days leading up to Sunday, she asked the Lord who she could pray for in her teaching example for the kids. She said that she was immediately given my name, followed by what to pray for (wisdom) and a scripture (Psalm 1:3 “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”).

She then led the kids through a drawn prayer of her own, and then invited the kids to do their own drawn prayers on post-it notes and add them to her drawing.

Picture Prayer

This blessed me in so many ways.

  • That the Lord revealed something to my friend about my need for wisdom as I listen to and discern what His call on my life looks like.
  • That the Lord used these kids that I love to pray prayers for me.
  • That the Lord orchestrated this in such a way that I was there to receive this blessing of prayer, on a Sunday that I wasn’t teaching.

I am so grateful to the Lord for these blessings and to my friend for being sensitive to the Lord’s prompting.

May we all be listening for His voice and promptings to bless others today – whether that be through prayer or something else.