Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pray and Watch

I am reading a book called Pray and Watch by neal and judy brower about a new way of thinking and behaving in our Christian walk. It is scary to evangelize; we make all kinds of excuses. This book says it is NOT our job to do that. It is our job to pray. It is our job to pray and watch to see what the LORD does. He is the One who stirs the hearts of man; He is the One who draws people to Himself. So, I've begun this new lifestyle and want to share it with you.
This is often, and mostly, a gardening blog, so I included, above, a picture of the lovely Morning Glory at my friend Connie's cottage garden. I love the rich and vivid purple velvety color. Growing and photgraphing flowers is my passion, but another passion has overtaken it. Below is a picture of my granddaughter and great grandson (Mandi and Cameron), two for whom I pray the 5-second prayer.

There is also the couple below, a Chinese doctor who was my friend and companion while I taught there for a year. He has since married and had a baby. He is the first person who asked me for a Bible in China. I also pray the 5-second prayer for him and his family.

Here it is:
Father, please send Your Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of these people.
Draw them to Jesus and make them kingdom laborers.
I have lists of people I'm praying for in this way, from the folks on my street, to the bank teller, to the checker at Cash and Carry. If I'm in contact with them, they get prayed for.
Join me in this; let's rock the world with an explosion of Holy Spirit work. I often say, "Holy Spirit, go!"
Let's pray and watch to see what God does.

Pray...and Watch!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

mmmm, Amen, to that. I have my own special people that I am praying that the Holy Spirit would grab a hold of.

Holy Spirit, do your work!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I think praying is truly the most effective way to evangelize in this day and age.

Connie said...

Sounds like a great book...and those are some beautiful people you are praying for.

Anonymous said...

Nanner-nanner poopoo. I do too know how to post a comment. (Or did I just fall into your wiley trap to get me to comment? Argh!)

Terrific pix! It was more than a ball...

Sisty Ugler

Anonymous said...

Oh, except I posted my comments inthe wrong section. Obviously, they were intended for Mama Pajama's party.