I'm thinking we need an area to post prayer requests and I'm thinking we need to take these needs seriously and seriously pray about each one. How many times have I glossed over a written need, said a hasty "Lord bless this person and meet their needs. Amen" and gone on with the day? Too many to count to be honest with you. I want that to stop. I want to change. I want to be a person who honest-to-goodness prays when she's asked to ... who prays when there's a need ... who hears the Lord's promptings and prays ... who takes the time it takes to pray and then prays.
I won't beat myself up too badly, for I have taken time to listen to our Father as He directs my prayers and I've prayed accordingly. But not nearly as often as I should have. That, my friends, is changing. If anyone wants to join me, wonderful. Let me know. If there are prayer needs, let me know and I'll post them on a special section on my blog and Lord willing, one day, I'll also post the answers God gives. For now, I'll set that area up and wait to see what happens when God's people pray.