It’s been awhile since I updated you on my daily prayers with my best buddy.
Well, we’ve been continuing on with that – no matter what has happened in our lives! Despite the fact that we are miles away from each other and have totally different schedules.
We work around them no matter what time we have to pray, and for me no matter if I have to pray out in the cold or in the bus because we have no cell phone signal inside the house. (And we are currently sleeping in the bus until our house is remodeled.)
I have to go outside only when we are late for our daily prayer. That is because my grandpa usually goes to bed around 8:00 pm and when we can’t pray at 7:00 I have to go outside to talk so I don’t keep him from sleeping and also sometimes I might have to go outside so that I can keep a cell phone signal! Out in the woods, there isn’t very good service most the times!
I will start with our 12th day of prayer as I’d like to tell you all about our past experiences while keeping dedicated to daily prayers together. Well, God tested us on our 12th night of prayer: Cameron lost his phone charger earlier that day and he had no way to call me for prayer time! His parents were using their phones, his brother’s minutes are limited, and no house phone! What were we to do?
MESSAGE OUR PRAYERS?
I was a bit skeptical of this option at first and was about ready to just give up. I was crushed inside…. both of us were. It was so disappointing to think that we might not be able to pray that night, so we prayed with the only option we had – Facebook messaging! It wasn’t nearly the same as praying with each other over the phone, but it was still prayer with each other at the same time, and I believe with everything in me God honored it.
Was it different? Yes. But I still believe that God heard us and perhaps he was teaching us a lesson that night? Maybe he was trying to show us how blessed we are? With having the option to call each other and pray for and with one another here are some things we are to be thankful for.
Being able to talk and hear, also being able to call on a phone, another form of communication. God sure did open our eyes on that one, but we sure are grateful that we are blessed with such a very great form of communication.
OUR 13TH DAY!
Cameron found his charger and we were able to call and pray with each other again. That was something to be praising God for! Was the lessons taught on our 12th night of prayer intended to be:
Imagine not being able to talk?
I sure felt that way. We are blessed that we can come together to God through that and also being able to open our mouths to speak words and thank him with our tongues.
I have been used to going to bed at around 9:00pm, but for a few nights I had to stay up late in order to be able to pray with Cameron. On our 17th day; however, I was up at 11:17 pm out in the cold to pray with him and didn’t get back to sleep until around 12:00 am. I was so tired and just ready to give up and thought that for sure this was the end of our prayer time now.
I sent him a text saying I just had to go to bed, couldn’t fight the sleep anymore. Moments after I sent him that, he texted back and I asked him if he could call me then and he said yes. So reluctantly I drug myself out of bed and said,”ok then, CALL.” It was prayer to God with my best buddy.
I couldn’t disobey God. He was dealing with me so strongly I had to get out of bed and keep my promise not only to my best friend, and to God but to myself.
It’s been a great blessing for both me and Cameron being able to pray with each other, getting to come closer to God and with each other! That’s another thing that’s amazing about praying with a best buddy over the phone, though in reality he is miles away. When I’m on the phone praying with him, not only can I feel the presence of God there with us, but also I can feel my best buddy’s presence as well. It’s as if he is right there beside me while we pray – it’s amazing.
A word from Cameron about our Daily Prayers:
“The past 30 days of prayer has been revealing in many ways. I have seen the support and dedication of a true friend. I have experienced a stronger relationship with my Lord God and I have learned a lot about myself. For me, it has been proven that prayer is potent, essential and powerful. And we proved it BY praying! True it has only been just 30 days; however, may I say that doing this was indeed the perfect way to start the year and I am excited to continue our daily prayers.
We prayed for many things over the course of this month including ourselves and others who had requests for us. It is truly amazing to be able to call your buddy and pray with him/her and I would encourage you to try it. It shows that you genuinely care and it helps you learn to love. We need to learn to look out for each other and prayer is a perfect place to start. Remember, the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy.
I hope that this blog has had some sort of effect on you and motivated you to go out and pray. Please do! It is a wonderful skill to be able to communicate with our God and we should be taking full advantage of that skill. Thank you for reading this. God Bless.”
Prayer time with each other just keeps getting better and better for us! We hope that we can continue our daily prayers with each other for a LONG time (no matter what) because it’s been a great part of our lives and we also hope that this blog post might encourage others to do the same! Prayer is important. All it takes is three steps!
“Bow your Heads
Bend Your Knees
It’s been a great 30 days and we hope that we can have another 30 days of prayer together – and many more! It’s such a great blessing being able to come together over the phone and thank God, ask him for his guidance and to help us with our needs, and also to help others with guidance and their needs as well.
If you have any prayer request please feel free to leave them in the comments or by my “contact page“.
God bless y’all!