Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I have a little secret.

I say little prayers.

Mostly, this is inspired by my mother, who always prays for a parking spot. If any of you have been to Montgomery Mall in Maryland, you know this is a neccesity. The spots are few and far between if you want to be near the Nordstom's entrance, which is the most convenient one in inclement weather.

Then I read The Praying Life. He has a whole chapter on praying over life's littlest things.
As a mom, I could identify over the silent prayers issued when your little one goes to pour milk.
My faith has been renewed reading about those little moments God sees fit to listen to. I have been aware of how much He does listen as he answers little prayers. I beleive it is a result of praying more (because we know He hears us) and watching more for how He will answer.

On Sunday night, I was trying my best to keep my house clean and not make too much of a mess coming upon this busy work week. I hadn't made any definite plan for dinner. Then Travis and I got to talking. At one point in our conversation, I looked up at the clock from my cozy seat and realized it was quickly heading towards five o'clock. I just couldn't muster the energy at that point to deal with it. I prayed, "Lord, help me with dinner."

And then our door bell rings.

Our sweet neighbor, Hayley, was at the door. She said her mom made too much pot roast and was wondering if we wanted some.

Provided for.
He certainly does hear the littlest prayers.


All 8 of Us said...

Hey Nora,
I enjoy checking in on your blog :) It's one of the things I do to decompress after a full day in our busy house!! The Praying Life is one of my all time favorite books...I read it twice already and will probably read it many times over in the years ahead~ I love your answer to prayer...He is a God of the details and delights to bless us in these 'small' but significant ways!
So glad you had a nice visit with your parents...I also love reading about Emily's happenings in Africa as well.Your family holds a special place in my heart :)

Tiffany said...

Great story!