from Wednesday to Sunday. Friday to Sunday were spent with a friend’s four children. Her and her husband had a wonderful get away weekend planned.
Tuesday morning I received a text from a dear friend asking how
the weekend was. Quickly I responded, “Great, had a wonderful time.” The friend wrote back, “I prayed for you four times, you kept coming to mind.” Wow, I was floored and I felt extremely loved. My response was more detailed. “Thank you so much for praying for me. The weekend held two times that I was desperate for God’s help. The first was when one of the children had an asthma attack in the night, and secondly, I met with a friend that is having a lot of marriage issues.”
Prayer is bonding! This act of kindness by praying for me brought
me to tears. I thanked the Lord for giving me such a special friend that was sensitive to His prompting her to pray.
This friend and I don’t have a lot of time to spend together. We
chat on the phone periodically and we attend a Titus2 group together every other week. When we do chat or see each other, we often end up praying over something. This sharing prayer and standing with each other before the Lord is a key to the closeness of our relationship!
Want to have a close girlfriend? Ask God for one; then start praying with the friends you have. God will lead you to one (or more, I have three) friends that you can count on to stand in the gap with and for you.