Today had not been a banner day for me personally. Multiple frustrations worked to rob me of my joy.
At my wife’s timely suggestion, we prayed together this evening. The prayer began in my asking God for personal, specific answers to our multiple requests. Soon prayer for personal needs turned into intercessory prayer for others. As we prayed for a number of people including Elaine, it dawned upon me how minuscule our problems to be in comparison to the many tragic needs of people around us.
Somehow in re-focusing our prayer from self to others, God spoke to me of how truly blessed we are. As we intercede in prayer, our self focus transforms into an outward focus which ushers forth God’s peace.