What’s On Your Prayer List?

This morning I was reviewing the list of things I am going to pray for this year and asking God to make it His list.  There’s no point in praying for something that isn’t His will, right?  The list is definitely heavy stuff, stuff that will never happen without divine, miraculous intervention.

Then I read Hebrews 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

Suddenly my list seemed small, so in the moment.  Where was the legacy factor?  Where was the testimony that would live for generations like those from the Faith Hall of Fame?  And just like that, God is changing my list.  Not the items on my list but how I see them, how I will pray for them.

For example, I’m always praying for my kids’ health.  I want them to grow up to be strong and healthy and unencumbered by the neurological issues that affect them now.  I even know that God may be using their healing process to minister to others who are watching them, and I pray for that too.  But now it’s time for me to set that aside for the legacy factor and remember why I prayed for children in the first place.  I prayed for children who would grow up to be mighty men of God, men who were movers and shakers and leaders in His kingdom, whose sole purpose would be to bring Him glory and further His will.  That’s the ultimate goal.  And I will pray for their health as far as it will aide them in their calling.  I don’t want anything to keep them from following God’s leading, and if their health is included in that, so be it, but that’s not going to be the focus of my prayers at this time.  Because my kids are the only lasting thing I’m going to leave behind on this earth when it’s all said and done.  They are what is going to carry on after me, and I want to hold them up in prayer while I can, to ensure their success.

Talk about seeing eternity!  What is so big, so important for you to pray for, that you’re willing to spend your life praying and believing for something that will come to fruition after your time is up?

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