The cashier at the grocery store smiles and asks how my day is, I answer politely and as I do so it seems she is just as polite as I am in the questioning. Behind that smile I sense a hurting heart. I continue to run my debit card and simultaneously, I pray for her silently. I don't really know what's going on in her life, but I know that we all go through hurts and we all could use a prayer. She continues to smile and tell me to have a nice day and I return the sentiment. -yep, just like that, God's love for her was released over her life. I am an Agent of Prayer.
Being a Christian doesn't have to be monotonous, it can be exciting and one of the ways that I have fun with God is to secretly pray for people that I interact with throughout my day. I love it! I love the thought that when I pray for people, they are going to experience God.
You might be wondering what sort of things I am praying for, and here's what I pray and you can too!
God, let your love overwhelm them
God, surround them with your peace today
Lord, let them hear your invitation to be a part of your kingdom and may they answer that call
Jesus, let your light illuminate the darkness and draw them to you
Jesus, fill them with your joy today
I pray freedom from (poverty, sickness, disease, etc.) in Jesus name
These are all really short, simple prayers that I pray while I'm getting rung up at a store or passing by someone.
Why? Why do I do it? Love.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
I want others, out of the love for humanity, to pray for me. Will you join me in praying for people you don't know out of love? Will you say "yes" to becoming an Agent of Prayer too? Maybe you've been doing this for years and this is nothing new to you, I want to hear what you are doing! Leave me a comment below, as always, I'd love to hear from you!