Last night I led a Prayer Encounters workshop at a church in Shelbyville, Tennessee with a wonderful group of prayerful folks.  Afterwards an older man came up to me and said, “I got pulled into this prayer business…literally.” He went on to tell me his story.

He was visiting a friend who was having a hard time.  He sat and listened and talked, then got up to go.  As he was walking out the door, his back to his friend, he said, “I’ll be praying for you–” Just as he finished his well-meaning promise a hand grabbed his shoulder and pulled him back into the house. “I’ll take that prayer right now,” said his friend.

Though taken aback by the request, he took a deep breath, grabbed his friend’s hand and prayed with him.  Thus his prayer journey began.  By the way, he did not tell me that he grabbed the man’s hand, but I know that he did because that’s exactly how he prayed for me last night.

May you get pulled into a lifetime of praying with others now rather than later.

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