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When I was a little girl, my mother used to stand in the doorway of my room and cover me in prayer as I slept. She would speak positive affirmations over me and declare that I would accomplish great things in the Kingdom of God. She would tell Him everything she wanted me to be and do. She did that every night from my first day of pre-K until I left home for college...and I didn't even know about it until recently. I'm convinced that her prayers played a huge part in who I am today and in who I'm yet becoming.
Christianity teaches us that we should all have our own personal prayer life and relationship with God. That's true, but it's comforting to know that someone else is helping to keep you covered. I hope this post encourages you to be selfless. Put your own needs to the side for just a moment and consider the silent battles your friends and loved ones may be fighting. They may never tell you what's bothering them, what mountain they're facing, but even if you don't know what to pray for on their behalf, just mention their name in conversation with God. You might not know exactly what they need, but He does. I love to watch my friends win, and their happiness makes me happy. I know what prayer can do because once upon a time, someone prayed for me. The least I can do is pay it forward. It's so rewarding when you intercede for a person privately and watch them flourish publicly. The prayers of the righteous availeth much. Who are you covering? Who's got you covered? #WednesdayWisdom