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I am part of a fantastic small group.  Some of the most amazing, godly women I’ve met are part of it and I get to spend a couple hours a week with them.  We get to do life together, the highs and the lows.  Since the beginning of our get togethers we have been writing down prayer requests.  Weekly we are committing to each other to spend time in prayer over a variety of needs. So far prayer requests have covered things like major and minor health issues, jobs, families, friends battling an array of topics, safety during the recent storms, financial struggles, housing, and even finding joy in life.

One of the coolest things has been to look back over the weeks and recognize God’s faithfulness to us.

1 Timothy 2:1-2  I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

We have prayed for hundreds of requests and getting to look back and see how many God answered, well it’s incredibly humbling!  We have prayed for major medical needs within our group and to see how God moves and answers the prayers in such a way that is so much bigger than what we asked for.  We pray for people that most of us have never met and getting to hear how their needs are being met inspires us to help others.  As a group we have prayed for peace and joy and a deeper love of learning about the Bible.  The scope of how God answers our needs both big (to us!) and small make me realize how narrowed I have prayed in the past.

I can’t wait to spend time in prayer (usually sitting in my hammock!) having my heart broken for the needs I get to pray for.  Spending this time allows me to truly slow down and appreciate all of the ways God continues to bless and grow me, in ways I couldn’t even dream of.

How can I pray for you?