It’s divided into two parts…current requests and the permanent prayer requests.
The permanent ones are the ones that never seem to get answered so we just copy and paste them every week.
I’ve almost stopped looking at them because they taunt me and mock my faith.
I think I’ve had the same two requests up for four years or so…
I pray about them now and again, but I’ve ceased to expect much.
This, of course, brings me to a cat story.
Every day when I leave the house, I lock Chester in the house.
He can’t go outside because he’s a risk (to say the least) to other cats, small dogs, and obnoxious humans.
As I turn the key from the outside, he takes his position inside…right in front of the door.
He calls for me until I come home.
I was just gone for three days…
My mom would come in and feed him, then he would take his place again.
His place was in front of the door calling for His Dad until his Dad comes home.
When I came home I could hear him calling as I walked up the driveway…the howling growing louder and more frequent as I got closer to the door.
I barely sat down before a 30 pound sack of cat landed in my lap.
He wasn’t angry that I was gone so long, he was just overjoyed that I was home.
He never stopped calling for me.
He never had any doubt I would show up.
He probably thinks I finally heard him…
Three days is probably like four years in cat time…
Lord, make me like Chester…faithful in asking and joyful in your presence.
Make your own application…