My Friend’s Prayer
I met a sweet lady years ago that would not quit….with the prayers she was praying for me. At first she would ask after seeing me at a the end of a special church meeting, ” Is there anything I can pray with you about, Virginia?” I told her that my daughter was giving me a hard time about going to church. I had to tell her something so she would leave me alone. But she didn’t leave me alone. Can you beleive it? She started calling me on the phone and asking if she could pray with me. I admit I would get more than a little uncomfortable about her question. I thought to myself, “P-leeze. How am I going to get this woman to go away and give me some peace?” It was on one of those occassions of calling me she said this at the end of her prayer, “Father, help us to be in the right place, at the right time , doing the right thing.” Wasn’t I already in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing? I wasn’t out at some Honky Tonk late at night dancing. I was at home with my family getting some practice in my coveted position as a Domestic Engineer. Little did I know what effect her committment to pray with me and her persistance to be my friend would have on me.
It has been at least a dozen years since I met Tracy, and I have a confession to make. I have come to love this woman that just wanted to pray for me and be a friend. I have learned that it is rare nowadays for a person to take the time to call and pray with you. As a matter of fact, I really don’t know anyone else that has done this. One day, it may come to pass as written down in history, that besides Jesus, she too, was in the Right Place, at the Right Time , doing the Right Thing.
Are you wondering what does this post about a kind lady have to do with a scholarship contest? Everything. I want to be at the Right Place : She Speaks Conference , at the Right Time : July 22-24, 2011, Doing the Right Thing : learning to become a speaker/writer/ministry leader. This amazing, life-changing event will help you; grow as a leader, speak words of wisdom and/or write a best-selling book or be published in Proverbs 31 Woman. All this for the price of $595.00! I hope to see you there… you won’t be the same woman as you were before attending She Speaks Conference 2011 in North Carolina!