I had an opportunity to pray over one of my employees this morning. It is not something I used to do in my old job, and I have only had a few opportunities to do it now. It still feels a little uncomfortable. What might somebody think? Will I offend? Will I get labeled?
So what? A little bit of unease should be in the life of every believer. It is that stretching of a muscle unused before that moment. I think it will pass. If I keep doing it.
I hear people say they will pray for a person, but if they don’t see you do it, do they really believe it? I guess that is what I am trying to do. I am not sure of where a person might stand with God, and that is between the two of them, but when I see they are hurting, simply asking them if I can pray shows that I really care. I’m willing to show them I care about them so they can see it and hear it. Then I can pray about their relationship with God on “my time”.
So, I guess that is my encouraging thought of the day. When you see someone hurting, ask them if you can pray. *You can do it quietly even if they say no!