After the worship service this morning, we were invited to pick up this Prayer reminder that is so much more than a cute little silicone bracelet. You’ve seen them everywhere, I’m sure… every color known to mankind and most of the colors represent something. I can’t tell you how many pink bracelets I have been given in the thirteen years since my cancer diagnosis!
But this bracelet is so special. It will serve as an ever present reminder to PRAY FIRST, PRAY OFTEN and PRAY RIGHT. Now, I can do the first two MOST of the time… I’m learning, let’s put it that way. The third part… PRAY RIGHT… I’m not so sure…
Too often my prayers sound like a shopping list or a list that a child would give to Santa Claus. God, will you do this for me… God, will you make this happen… God, will you heal this person… or how about the prayers that go something like a “wheeler dealer” exchange with God… “God, if you do X, then I’ll do Y… I promise…”
But I will wear this pretty blue bracelet proudly and ask God to use it for His honor and glory and maybe it will start a few conversations with some people. And maybe those “somebodies” will be needing my prayers. I sure hope so!