Every day the guys do a Prayer and Praise List here. We also pass them along to HUM partners who also pray with us. This note is from Sis.
I always study the daily Prayer and Praise List from the men of Helping Up Mission before volunteering to serve dinner there, just in case someone’s special prayer speaks to me. I say, “Lord make me an instrument of your peace.”
This week I highlighted the prayer of one resident who wrote: “Help me take it one day at a time. Pray for my wife Danielle and for good health.” On the way to HUM I prayed, “Lord make me an instrument of your peace.”
When I arrived, we were short of help and I needed to serve the meal from inside the kitchen. A really nice guy stood behind me, giving guidance to all the servers. Eventually I had a moment to turn around and thank him.
I asked, “How long have you been in the program?” He said, “Since March 7, and I have two more weeks to graduate from Seeds.”
I looked him in the eye, “I know it’s hard, but you should know we are praying for you. We even get the prayers you write down every week and we pray for you.”
He gave me the look of trying to grasp what he had just heard. “I write down a prayer every time we have that class,” he said.
I pulled out my copy of the prayers. All of a sudden I looked at him and he looked at me and we both knew something had changed. “Do you go by Ron or Ronald?”
“Ronald,” he said. I showed him the prayer I had highlighted. It was from Ronald. It was his.
We were both completely dumfounded. “Whoah” was all he could say and then we hugged. “I’ll be praying for you,” I said as I left.
One Prayer at a Time,
Pastor Gary Byers