Praying Out Loud

The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and, give thee peace. Number 6:26, KJV

Thought for the Day: It is more effective to pray as God leads.

The lady I took care of had trouble staying asleep. I worked the night shift, so I got to see a lot of her sleepless nights.

One night I wanted to pray for her. The thought came that I should pray out loud for her. I did not like to pray out loud. I gave the excuse I did not know how she would take it. I just wanted to claim a verse about peace and trusting, and let God do the rest. God had tired of me claiming verses to make Him do what I wanted. I wanted to use John 14:27, KJV “Peace I leave with you”. God did not want me to use that verse. The burden to pray out loud strengthened. Not only was I going to have to pray out loud, but I was also going to have to do it without a verse.

I went to her and held her hand. I prayed out loud for a peaceful, good night's sleep. A verse, Numbers 6:26 (KJV)came to mind. I quoted it: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and, give thee peace. I took her back to bed. She didn't wake up the rest of the night.

The next day I talked to one of her friends who told me my lady said she had the best sleep she ever had. 

Prayer: Thank you our prayers lead to learning lessons and helping others. Amen.

Bonnie