Praying Hands Heart photoToday, I’m at a local coffee shop writing. I should clarify: I’m supposed to be writing, but I’m distracted. My attention continues to be tangled up in the conversations of others. Most have been quite depressing. I find myself pretending to be reading or typing on my computer when all I’m really doing is praying for people.

Some days I wake up with a plan. Today was one of those days. I woke up, did some cleaning, made the twin’s breakfast and then hurried out the door to get us all to the dentist for our checkups and cleanings. After that, I dropped Sam and Grace off at my mother’s house for the day. I am determined to finish the new book I’m working on. I came here to write! But in actuality, I didn’t come here to write, I came here to pray.

Our best laid plans are often interrupted by a faithful God who wants us to intercede for another soul through prayer. Obviously, since I’m not here to write today, this is going to be a short post. However, I do want to communicate to you that wherever you are, you can make a difference in another life. You can pray for them.

I decided to quit fighting the distractions and take them as a cue from the Father. My purpose today is different than I intended, but anytime I can be used by God to do something He needs me to do, it’s a productive day.

So, I’m praying for those all around me. And as I write this, I’m praying for you too!

May you see the beauty of God today as you wrestle with whatever is thrown your way. May you recognize hope in every situation. May you give thanks for every blessing you have. And may every tear turn to joy. I pray that you will take a moment to pray for another. Maybe it’s the lady at the table next to you. Hey, maybe it’s me… (Hint, hint)

With folded hands and an open heart, we can each make a difference in another life.

God bless you today, friends!



Today, I’m linking up with Holley Gerth for encouragement through  Coffee for Your Heart.


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