Praying Spontaneous Prayers
by Kathy Harris
Earlier this summer, I pulled up to the drive-thru window of a local restaurant for my daily glass of iced tea and was greeted by one of my favorite cashiers.
“What do you have planned for this weekend?” She asked, referring to the long, holiday break ahead of us.
“Nothing—my favorite kind of time off!” I said. “What about you?”
“I’m taking my son to visit family out of state. It’s going to be a long drive, especially with a baby, but everybody wants to see him.”
“Are you traveling by yourself?” I asked.
She nodded. “My boyfriend has plans with his family…” Her words faded into the sound of the late morning traffic behind me, but I could read everything I needed to know in her body language and the expression on her face. She was nervous about the trip ahead of her.
“I will pray for you,” I blurted out, as I have a habit of doing. But, while some people may respond with a polite thank you and even a change in conversation, she stopped. Her eyes filled with moisture, and she didn’t speak for a few seconds.
“Thank you,” she said, composing herself before she turned to retrieve my tea.
No, thank YOU, Lord… Thank you for reminding me that it’s good when we let people know that we’re praying for them.
“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” 1 Thess. 5:11 NKJV
Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville music business, where she has worked as a marketing director for more than thirty years. Her new romantic suspense novel, Deadly Commitment, releases in October. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.