The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.
Exodus 15:3 (NIV)
This afternoon my thoughts are on becoming a warrior. I have no plans to join the military or learn how to wield worldly weapons. I hardly think the US Army or Navy would give me second look, instead my heart is burdened for my friends. I want to become a prayer warrior.
After visiting one friend at the hospital late this morning, I stopped in to give the other a hug and tell her that I love her. How could I stay away? (I previously said we weren't necessarily close but I lied. There are some ways in which we really are.) Just sending a card seemed almost the easy way out and I was relieved to find a second reason to visit the hospital.
There are some trials that leave us too tired and distracted to pray. At those times we have "brothers and sisters" to lift us up before the Lord and intercede. I pray that I am able to do this for my friend, that she will be strengthened by the prayers of her friends and family, and feel the peace and presence of the God who loves her and her family so very much. Please pray for me as I look to pray for them.