Pray for the Waitress

A couple eating in a restaurant asked their waitress if they might pray for her.  I thought it was a lovely idea, but I never considered doing it myself until this week!

A friend and I had gone to lunch and the waitress had just taken our order.  I said, “We are just getting ready to pray.  May we pray for you?”

She put her hand to her mouth and her eyes became tear-filled.  “Yes. Right now I need peace.  Thank you so much.”  Off she went.  We immediately began praying, asking God to comfort her, meet her needs and fill her with His peace.

When she brought our meals she said she’d been touched by our offer to pray.  She explained that she was a Christian and attends a good church that teaches the Bible. Yet she’s been going through a difficult season in her life.  She really did need God’s peace.  We talked at length and I happened to have a Christian booklet in my purse I thought would bring her comfort.  She was happy to receive it.

When we finished our meal she returned with the bill, but it was empty.  She said, “Your bill has been paid–by me.  You girls made my day!  I’d be happy if you just paid it forward.”

We ended up leaving her a hefty tip and told her we’d be happy to “pay it forward.”  She was pleased. We were blessed.

This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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