Pondering Prayer #1
I am sure many people in Wenatchee Valley have spotted a young man with a corn hat on his head at the triangle of Wenatchee Avenue and Miller Street. A couple weeks ago I stopped to purchase some corn from him. He was singing gospel songs as I parked my car. He told me I could get “The Special”— a dozen ears of corn, plus some cantaloupe and watermelon. The Corn Man has a shiny, vibrant personality, and he is brave with his testimony of Christ. I loved this about him!
After the melons and corn were loaded in my car, he asked if he could pray for me. “Of course!” I replied. Then he asked if there was something he could specifically pray for. I answered him as a mother does and shared what was on my heart for my children.
There, in the parking lot of the paint and auto supply, the Corn Man kindly placed his hand on my shoulder and prayed in the middle of the busy intersection. In my heart I knew God heard his prayer. Our church denominations may be different, but our God is the same, and the sweet Corn Man’s prayer made my day a little brighter.
This little exchange with the Corn Man has made me reflect on the principle of prayer. Prayer is the conduit that connects us to heaven. It is the gift of a loving Heavenly Father who wants to be active in our lives.
The Savior taught:
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
I find comfort in the knowledge that we can call out in prayer at any time and in any situation. We are promised that God will hearken unto us. He will hear us. May we all take the time to seek Him, for in that we will find Him. Do you have an experience to share about prayer? I’d love to hear it. Please look for upcoming posts as I continue to ponder the principle of prayer.