Prayer warrior

One of the doors in my mom’s apartment

She lived by prayer.

Every surface of her apartment walls was covered with photos of people that she prayed for.

Including me.

My mom was a very faithful pray-er. She kept written journals to see how God answered prayer.

After she died, I talked with her pastor, and he jokingly said, “There has been an interruption in the force!” (Carefully-applied humor is often helpful to lighten the mood when people are grieving.)

So I enjoyed thinking about my mom today and thanked God for her influence in my life. And on eternity.

And then I remembered that I can pray for people too.


Paul Merrill writes here every first Friday.