We all have these circles in our lives. The school circle. The neighborhood circle. The hobby circle. And we move among these circles, sometimes connecting and other times missing the mark by a wide, messy mile.
This week, I heard such beauty and sorrow, often in the same conversation from my various circles. At archery. At school pick up. By text. In two phone calls. From strings gathered over the years, I am connected to so many people, just as you are. We may not feel like it all of the time, but strong threads run over and around us.
I struggle to pull my threads together. Do you? I think, "I should call her! Send a card!" Do something. But then I don't. It's easy to say, "But I'm so busy. I'm a mom. A business owner. It just slipped my mind." But this is not the life I want to live.
I want to be connected to my people. To those I have yet to meet. And better love those I know.
So, I'm trying something new here. Join me? I'm sending out prayer notes to whomever signs up. (Please, don't make this awkward. Someone needs to sign up. I have a new sheet of stamps. Help a sister out.)
All you have to do is sign up using the form below. It's free. And confidential. I won't share your requests with anyone but God. And of course, you can be as vague as you would like. God knows your sorrows, your fears and the joys that are in the vale of your heart. When I've prayed, I'll drop a note in the mail to the address you provided.
It's my privilege to pray for you. The Bible says, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14). I love that word, "confidence." My children are confident that when they ask me for something, I hear them. Okay, maybe not the first time. And I definitely did not say they could take the sleeping bags out into the muddy snowmelt in our backyard.
But the truth is: we're precious before God. And we can trust Jesus hears us when we pray. If you'll allow me to, I'll pray for special, lovely you. And I have stamps, so I am 100% legit.