Today's Devotional Thought
September 21, 2012 by Rachel Piferi
The email was very brief. Only a few sentences long. But when I was done reading it, I just bowed my head and cried. Wept really.
In it, a friend was telling me about a 72 year old man who lives in Maryland, whom I have never met, but is so very dear to me. And he is dear to me because he has been one of Isabella's prayer warriors from the beginning. Every day since the Spring of 2008, he has prayed for my dear Isabella. He prayed every day of my pregnancy with her and he has prayed for her every day since she was born. In fact, he was the one who had a contact at the 700 Club that allowed us to be on their show and tell her story.
He says often, "Her story just needs to be told. And told often."
In this email I received recently, I was told that his wife died 2 weeks ago and that he has just suffered a stroke.
The news pierced my heart as I thought of this dear man who, even though he has never met me and never met Isabella, has prayed daily and faithfully for us for over 4 years.
My prayer warrior.
Oh sweet friends, it is so important to have those prayer warriors. The Apostle Paul knew it well and spoke often of the need to pray for others. He also spoke of the encouragement he got from others through prayer. Paul was a man of prayer and encouraged others to pray continually for our own needs and the needs of others.
I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me to know that a dear brother in Baltimore has been praying daily for my daughter's health. That he has been petitioning God on our behalf and that he believes in God's power and healing.
He is one of my examples of a mighty prayer warrior. One who reminds me of the strength and encouragement we can receive knowing that heaven is being bombarded on our behalf.
As Paul said to the Thessalonians, I urge you today to rejoice and give thanks and to pray continually. And I ask you to pray for my prayer warrior today, as he recovers from his stroke.
Thank you dear friends. And have a blessed weekend.