We hear of someone, such as a friend or a relative, who have lost a “loved one” and are in need of our prayers. And every time we pray for them we pray that “someone might be saved through this circumstance.” And, to be honest, most of the time I’m thinking “yeah right…someone just died, people.” Of course, this isn’t my though all the time, but I have thought it before.
Now I also do realize that God can work through situations like those where someone has died to bring a person to think about death, and where they will go after death. And that may very well be a good thing. It is certainly a way that God can work in a person’s life.
Yet I wonder, when we pray, why we do not say “Lord, I pray that you will use this beautiful day to work in someone’s life” instead of only praying that when someone is seriously ill or has died. Why don’t we pray that God will work in the good situations when people are feeling great? Why do we only turn to God when things are going wrong? Why do we expect God to work only in dire circumstances?
Really, I begin to wonder if we’ve become stuck in a “prayer rut,” just repeating the same old phrase over and over again, not realizing that we haven’t shown our full trust in God. He works when the sun is shining and when the rain is falling. I believe that we need to keep that in mind when we go before God.
Let’s pray that God will work through someones life whether they are sick or not.
“Lord, I pray that you will use this beautiful day to work in someone’s life.”