Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Prayer

Our lyric girl has turned herself right into a psalmist.

Right into a praying, spinning, piroetting poet.

Her and her long blonde tendrils - they sway as she speaks to Him.

And it all together makes me swoon over all four years of her.

And this....this performing of prayers....it's something that dropped clear into her heart from Elsewhere.

Because....there isn't a soul in this house that sings prayers. We say prayers, yes. But no singing. The rest of us, especially the Daddy and I, aren't known for our vocal prowess or our tendency to make melody.

But this girl we have - she just started bubbling up 'song prayers' a few weeks back...and has hence forth.

These verses that she vocalizes -it's as if the Holy Spirit homespun them right in the depths of her young compassion. The things she prays....they are theologically sound. They are simple, but knowing. They are prophetic and filled with genuine faith. They are Truth wrapped in preschool dialect.

And it all just unravels her tightly wound and highly strung mother.

And.... it works.

Saturday night - the one I wed was watching our wee ones....when the littlest fell ill. His temperature rose high to the hundreds....and his lethargic state was starting to concern my husband.

Our girl got up - all barefoot and pure.... and sang prayers over our fevered boy baby. She wasn't asked....she just apparently yielded to the inner prompting.

Within an hour....our youngest got up off of his sick bed (Daddy's shoulder), got down, ran around...and started playing. When my husband checked his temperature it was exactly 98.6. He had received no medication. No treatment. No care.

Just song prayers.

He's been a happy, playful, mess-making little tot ever since.

Why doesn't this happen every time? What about those instances where prayers seem to go unheard and needs seem to go unmet? What about the gnarly back pain I'm dealing with? What about those loved ones just up the way dealing with loss and grief?

I hash those things out too, my friends.

We're on this side of glory.

But sometimes....oh sometimes.....

 a little bit of that Kingdom comes to this kingdom.

And more often than not....  

He swoops it in through the unlikely.

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I can't end this piece.... without taking a cue from my middle born.....

Be encouraged.... knowing that I'm praying the following over each and every soul that stumbles upon this post, dear friends....yes, Lord.....each and every one.

Father,

Fill my reader with faith.
Fill her with an unfeigned, preschool-type understanding of you.
Open her up to what you have for her. 
Help her to hope.
Awaken her to the possibilities.
Push away the past that haunts and the events that disappoint.
Show her that indeed.....you.are.good.
And able.
And willing.
Anything in her heart that is tarnished and rubbed raw - smooth it over.
I ask boldly, Lord - for you to reveal Yourself to the mind, heart, and soul of every person that meanders this way - believer or not.
I thank you in advance for bringing this forth....and for even providing our very faith for us.

In Christ's holy and unparallelled name...amen.
 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this today ~ it is such a faith builder to hear of "the faith of a little child" ~ we adults forget how to exercise that kind of faith much more often than we should, don't we?

    My 5 year old grandson has had to move three times in the last year (my son in law is a Marine) and after the last move their kitty ran away... Warren prayed every day for 8 weeks that the Lord would send 'Tommy' back to them... and after 8 weeks He did! Warren just knew that God was going to answer his prayers, so he faithfully prayed daily.

    That's another example to me that I need to be as persistent in my prayer life. God is so good to lead our little ones. :)
    Soli Deo Gloria! All's grace, Kay

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your grandson's story, Kay! Such a sweet and tender and faith-filled word. So glad 'Tommy' is home :)

      Thank you for reading :) I hope you have a lovely...revelation-filled week!

      - Kate :)

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  2. Thanks for allowing me to visualize the "Praying Princess" helping her "baby" brother feel better. Oh how comforting to know she understands the "power of prayer" !!

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    1. Yes, MawMaw :) She gets it better than I do! Thank you so much for reading. I love ya lots. Have a GREAT day :)

      Hugs,
      Kate :)

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  3. I was hurt by something yesterday. Something that didn't amount to a hill of beans to anyone else but to me. I was like you said "raw". I had volunteered to supply a need, and I was told, well we really don't want it, we want you to do this other (easy) thing. My thoughts, lets just say, they were not pleasing to him. That one instant made it feel like the whole world was against me. Before I went to bed, I talked to HIM about it. I asked for forgiveness, leadership, and peace with it. I awoke at 2:30 to my husbands phone going off with emails from boss's and coworkers that seemingly don't sleep as well as we do. My mind began running in the fast lane, and I turned on my phone to "distract" my mind. I opened Facebook, and saw that a new mentor of mine had shared a Tony Evans post that "God left me on earth for a purpose, DO IT." Wow, that was a message straight from God, via some people I look up to. HE was saying Karen, If it isn't your purpose to do this thing at all, take the easy thing and do it quick, because you have important things to do for ME! And this morning I was thinking about how that all happened, and I see this post. Another affirmation of the message he sent in the night. Thank You Katie!
    Karen Anthony

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    1. Karen,

      Hmmm...This may sound crazy...but...I wonder if you are the reason the Lord had me post this last night? I had planned to get this on the blog this morning....but I just couldn't get it to settle right. I felt like I was suppose to post it last night instead. I felt like it was meant for someone in particular....and posting it this AM would be too late.

      Reading your comment...seems to to show me why the Spirit was leading me to post it BEFORE I went to bed rather than AFTER :) It was for you!

      How wild! God sees and hears you, my friend.

      Isn't He good? He is so aware and present and able. SO grateful He used this post to confirm His message to you! This has encouraged my faith today! Let it do the same for you!!! Wow :) Take it and run with it, girl.

      Hugs,
      Kate :)

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  4. Wow -- What an AMAZING post. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to share with other friends. God is good!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Judy! SO GOOD to see you last night :) I'm grateful for you!

      Hugs,
      Kate :)

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