Yesterday afternoon, I was hanging out with a group of friends in a coffee shop, sharing jokes, stories, and some Chick-fil-a fries. At the end of our time together, my friend Damon stopped and asked me, “Patrick, how can I be praying for you?” Honestly, I had to pause and think for a moment. Nobody had asked me that in a while, and I didn’t have an answer ready to give.
I had think about what I needed prayer for.
That’s not OK.
If I really believe that prayer is essential to the body of Christ (and I do!), then I need to be intentional about two things: praying for others, and letting others pray for me. I need to let other people know what’s going on in my life so that, as a community, we can be lifting each other up.
And so, as a response to this realization, I’ve created a new page on my website: Prayer Requests.
I’m committing now to update that page on a regular basis in order to let my brothers and sisters in Christ know exactly how they can be lifting me up in prayer. As it says on the page, however, there is one caveat:
If I’m letting you pray for me, you gotta let me pray for you. Use the comment section of that page to let me know how I can pray for you. It’s a two-way street. (Well, really a three-way street when you think about it…)