Sleeping on a Rainy Night


I became so grateful for all those who have prayed for me over the years

Sleeping on a Rainy Night
The other night as rain was pouring down, from Midnight - 3:00 a.m. I had the privilege of being a sleep monitor at the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene. As people snored, talked in their sleep, groaned in pain ... got up to use the restroom, it was my honor to pray over them. As I prayed for the challenges these folks were facing, physical ailments, pain, relational breakdown, mental illness, addiction and who knows what else going on in the spiritual realm, there were several things that came up for me:

1. I became so grateful for all those who have prayed for me over the years, my grandparents, parents, friends, supporters .... I wondered who, if anyone had ever spent much time praying for these folks.

2. I began thinking about all I take for granted. Having a roof over my head, a bathroom to use any time I need it, a refrigerator, a washing machine, a vehicle, people I can trust ...

3. I thought about what it would take for these folks to come to terms with how much they matter to God. A place, people, patience, opportunities, processes ...God would you hear our prayers and meet these folks where they are through your people in some very real ways.