Sunday, August 31, 2008

Praying for you

Sometimes I'm afraid to tell people I'm praying for them because it sounds so, I dunno, cheesy sometimes. I never want it to come across as this pity thing "Oh you sad, pathetic person. I am so much better than you and holier that I will pray for your lost soul." or "I am too busy to talk to you, but I'll pray for you." I hope it doesn't. When I tell you I'm praying for you, it's because I love you. The worst thing I've done is tell someone I'd pray for them and then absolutely forget to. This has happened to me a couple of times. Someone will say "Oh thanks so much for your prayers Marie! They worked!" uhhhh...good! I'm glad we serve a merciful God. He answers prayers that we forget to pray.

Just a 2 am thought...

P.S. Devin and I had a great anniversary! We went to the restaurant we always go to on special occasions: The Cheesecake Factory. I've been going there for special occasions for YEARS. Everytime something comes up we talk about doing something different, like the Power & Light District, or at least a different restaurant. We never do. Nothing else compares. After that we had a romantic time of shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods (and gawking at the price of those stupid thingies you stick in crocs) and other stores at town center. Then we went to Coldstone because I'm not that into cheesecake. Then we got a redbox (Smart People) and fell asleep on the couch together by 10:30. Our two year old had a more exciting evening at the Irish Festival with my parents. You know what though? It was a great anniversary! We had such a great time being together. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Ok that's not true. I'd trade it for a vacation on a beach or in wine country. Maybe in a couple of years....

3 comments:

Em said...

I thought of you yesterday...I bought Ronzoni pasta. (didn't you mention it to me?) I only paid 19 cents! It's on sale for $1.19 at HY-VEE this week (I guess through today) and there was a $1 coupon in last week's insert....I hope you noticed and can go buy some today if you haven't!

(assuming, of course, that you told me you like Ronzoni...I might have imagined it)

michele said...

i used to feel guilty, guilty, guilty when i would tell peoplei'd pray for them and then forget to pray. now when people ask me to pray for them i say, 'i'll pray for you whenever God reminds me to'. and he usually DOES remind me to so it works out.

Leah said...

haha...that sounds like an awesome anniversary to me :)...we may be celebrating ours someday soon, as the actual day consisted of 12 hours in the car on the way back from a youth trip and a broken in apartment! ;) not really my style...

Love you guys, and happy belated anniversary to you!!!