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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Power of Prayer

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This week has been a stressful one for me, as I am about to commit to a law school.  I spent all day Monday wondering if it was worth it to go into so much debt, not to even be guaranteed a job upon graduation.  With everything happening in Boston, I felt like maybe it was better for me to be close to home, and not five hours away in a town where I know only one other person, an acquaintance that is good friends with my Big.  Tuesday I read one of those heartwarming stories on Facebook about a man who chose to be homeless so that he could travel where the Lord needed him, and he depended on the help of the Lord.  I don’t know whether it was a true story or not, but it touched me in a way that I can’t describe.  So I prayed that God would use me where He wants me.  If that is law school, then fantastic!  But if not, that’s okay, too.

Tuesday evening, I received a text from a friend that has helped me a lot throughout the entire law school process.  She no longer wanted to go to what had been her top choice school, and she had just committed to the school that I had intentions of going to.  She told me to keep her in mind if I needed a roommate.  I felt immediately as though God had answered my prayer.  I would now have a friend where I was moving!  I would be able to live with a nice, normal person that has the same grandma tendencies that I do (and wears the same size that I do!  Lets be real, that is something to be excited about.)

I was checking my email Wednesday morning when I found an e-mail from the school that I am about to commit to.  They were offering me a technology stipend, and since I already had said technology, I could get a gift card.  Again, I felt like a prayer had been answered.  The generous amount on the gift card would help me to furnish my new apartment.  I was ecstatic!  And as word spread around the office, people asked me what I needed for my new apartment.  They were excited for me and wanted to help me on my journey to law school, even though my internship just started in January.  Having people besides my mom and best friends support me isn’t something that I’m used to, and I was taken aback by their kindness and selflessness.

Yesterday, I received a set of containers and coffee cups to go in my new kitchen.  I ask you to please pray for the lady that gave them to me.  Her kindness has answered my prayers, and I hope that in turn, God will answer her prayer to help her father beat cancer again.

Have you seen the power of prayer in action?  I’d love to hear about it! 

Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend… TGIF!



1 comment:

  1. Prayer is such a gift. Daily, I'm reminded of how much our Father loves us through His responses (even if they're not what I want to hear) and comfort. Prayer opens our hearts towards His will, which is something difficult to do!