Your guest blogger for today is my long time friend, Leisl. I met Leisl like OMG, 14 or 15 years ago. When I got married, I eventually and unfortunately lost touch with some folks, but Leisl and I managed to catch up with each other again.
She is a fabulous writer and a brilliant poet in my opinion (you'll get a taste of her poetry a little later in the week). So enjoy her as much as I do!
Say A Little Prayer
By Leisl K. Miller
This evening I was blessed with the company of my Pastor and 5 of the Elders from my church. They came to my home at my request. I asked them to come and pray with me, and for me. I felt that I really needed their enlightened wisdom and kind prayers to help me with the anxiety I have been having about my current health condition. It was really nice to have them here. We chatted for about 15 minutes about various people in the church who needed to be reached out to. There is always someone who needs help. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as others are to me. This is my wish.
Then I was asked to reiterate, to all who attended, what my health issue is. They all listened intently with hope in their eyes. It was good to feel �at home� with these people. They are God loving people and with every gesture and sigh you can see it. Their love for Christ is incredibly moving too. They spoke of Him as if he is their best friend; and He is! They live by Christ�s example and it shows. The Pastor then read various passages from the Bible that spoke about healing of the sick and anointing the sick. It was very helpful to my understanding of the gift of healing that only God can give you.
Next I knelt down on the ground, as did everyone. The Pastor and the Elders and my husband surrounded me and put their hands on my shoulders, neck and arms. Then each one of them said a prayer for my healing and my peace. They included prayers for my family as well. Tears were running down my face as I listened to their inspired words. My Pastor was the last person to pray for me. As he was praying for me he anointed me with oil on my forehead. I could feel the healing energy swirl and spin around me and through me and it was the most wonderfully peaceful thing I think I have ever felt. There really is power in prayer.
So when someone says, �Say a little prayer for me�, do it. There really isn�t a prayer too small or too big that God can�t handle. God is a giver. When we pray he gives us his full attention. I pray that your prayers will be answered in a favorable manner. God Bless each and every one of you.