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.
- Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
- Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
- SONG: GIVE ME A HEART – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth, Music by Kathleen
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: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/
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