Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pray without ceasing

What prompts you to pray?
Most of the time I fail to pray for a person unless the Holy Spirit randomly brings them to my mind.  I say randomly because yesterday while I was wiping my face with toner, the name Steve Exantus was in my head where previously there was nothing.  I mean, c'mon while I am washing my face there is normally nothing going on in my thoughts.  Anyway, I finished up the toner and lotion by lifting up that brother in prayer. A lot of times, songs on the radio will remind me of someone to pray for.  When I check my email I remember to pray for LaJuan who is in China for two weeks.
This morning while on Facebook I saw Jake's status and remembered that I hadn't prayed for him or Corey in a while. These boys were friends of Stephen's that do not know the Lord.  There are several boys that have been going to the church for the past 6 months and are being discipled by my brother-in-law.
But not Jake and Corey....
Jake's status is that he will partying this weekend and Corey is off the radar completely.
Corey was the one riding with Stephen, my heart aches for him.

 What a difference a year makes?
Ephesians 6:10-20.
Finally, be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.


Gloria said...

Has it really been a year since Stephen died? Wow....

gideonmommasita said...

A year ago, I was in IN for his graduation when that picture was taken, it has only been 7 months since he died.

ewe scrap said...

What a sweet picture of Stephen and Cathron. When I think of Stephen, I just sit and shake my head. Thanks for the reminder to pray for Jake and Corey.

sister sheri said...

Praying for you... when I read this post.