Not long ago I ran into a girlfriend at church. We started talking over our to-go cups of coffee we had hauled into church,and pretty soon I realized that she was going through a lot more than she could bear alone. My heart broke. And the Lord said, “Pray for her.” And so I did.
A few minutes later I ran into another girlfriend. Her story was different but the same if you know what I mean. The “fix-it” girl within me wanted to make it all better. And the Lord said, “Commit to praying for her.” And so I did.
I came home that Sunday with a burden and a plan to start praying intentionally for my girlfriends. I didn’t want to see those sweet friends again and not have logged some serious time talking to the Father on their behalf. Not that they expected it, but I wanted to know that I had helped carry the burden in a very real way—through prayer. I suspect that you feel the same way about the people in your life too. I thought you might want to join me.
So here is the plan: Every Tuesday pray for your girlfriends.
- Ask them how you can pray.
- Set aside intentional time every Tuesday to cover them and their requests.
- Text them. Call them. Tell them “I’m praying for you on Tuesday.”
P.S. You can find a reminder each Tuesday on Social Media and use the #ggtbpray.