The Power of Someone Else’s Prayer

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Raise your hand if you love newsletters.

Let me rephrase that: raise your hand if you love newsletters that you actually signed up for.

It has already been established that I’m a nerd, so it shouldn’t shock you that I subscribe to several that I look forward to as much as Barnes & Noble coupons. One of my favorites is Mary DeMuth’s—a dear of author friend who ends every issue with “Mind if I pray for you?”

I have no idea what program she uses to make this happen, but my name appears in each prayer: “Father, I lift up Jeanette today…” Even though I’ve been receiving Mary’s newsletter for over two years, it still surprises me to see my name. But what surprises me more is how often those prayers hit on a specific area of need, as if Mary knew. She didn’t, but God did.

There is just something about being lifted up to the throne of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A similar thing happened when I got a copy of Mary’s latest book, Every Day with Jesus: A Journey Through the Bible in One Year—a devotional made up exclusively of Scripture and prayers—and read these words:

“Jesus, sometimes it’s hard to trust you. It’s difficult to realize that you really are a God who keeps his promises. Remind me of your faithfulness so I don’t faint under the weight of my fears and unmet expectations…Give me patience as I wait for your promises to me to unfurl…”

My name didn’t appear in the prayer this time, but again, how did she know? Maybe because so many of our needs and struggles are universal. We all have different journey, different promises that we are waiting on, but we all have days when we cry, “Jesus, sometimes it’s hard to trust you.”

When I really love a book, I quote it in lettering pages.

I have been enjoying Mary’s book so much that I started neglecting my chosen devotionals for the year. I am recommending this one to my friends, especially those who plan to read through a new devotional in 2018.

Today, I’d like to give you a chance to be ministered to through Mary’s prayers and the truths of Scripture. I have one signed copy of Jesus Every Day to give away, as well as one of my hand-crocheted coasters for your morning coffee or tea.

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Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment, either here or on Facebook, sharing your favorite devotional book. (Mine is Streams in the Desert.)

Share this post on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll enter your name twice. Be sure to tag me in it so I know.

I pray that your day will be filled with reminders of God’s love and care for you, and that He can be trusted!

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6 Comments

  1. miriam sarzotti

    I prefer Jesus Today Hope

  2. Elaine Hathorn

    My favorite is Moments of Peace in the Presence of God

    • Jeanette Hanscome

      I’ve never read this one either! Obviously, I need to expand my horizons a bit.

  3. Jean

    Your letters inspire me many times. I, right now, am sipping my coffee and my cup sits on one of your lovely coasters.

    Blessings my friend.

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