Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Saturday, April 4, 2015
Day #40 – Freely, Generously. Undercover, Too,
Today is the 40th day of doing Lent generously. Today’s suggestion was to be generous, under cover. (Or, undercover. Whichever you want it to be.)
I can’t talk about what I did today, other than to say that I did something which was unlike me. Generous, yes! Kind, yes! But, it was stepping outside of my usual way of doing things. Stretching myself, going out of my way.
I did something else today that I have done before, but not for a while. It was a generous, kind thing, too. And—I can’t talk about that, either!
Except to say that I hope and pray that the two very different people involved are blessed by God in a special way today.
Can you pray with me for these two people? Dear Lord, gracious God, we come to You on behalf of these two dear children of Yours. In two widely different situations. Lord, help them. Encourage them. Give them good, positive opportunities. Lift them up and do not allow anything negative to gain a foothold in either of their lives. Dear God, I pray for the friends and families of these two dear ones. Thanks so much for the chance I had to come alongside of each one. Not only for these two people, but for our efforts during these past 40 days. Thank You for helping each of us to make our corner of the world a little more generous, a little more kind. Lord, in Your mercy, hear all of our prayers.
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(Check out #40acts; doing Lent generously at www.40acts.org.uk )