Knock Knock Joke for You
Me who wants to pray with you.”
Do you need prayer?
Have you ever had someone knock on your door and ask if they could pray for whatever was on your mind?
Maybe you have been that someone that knocked on the door and asked that question?
What about praying for someone aloud or leading prayer time?
Do the thought of either of those send you into a complete panic?
We’re knocking on doors
Back in 2004, it did for me. My little church decided to start something called I-4 teams. Our pastor outlined maps of nearby neighborhoods within a five-mile radius of the church. Then he called a meeting and invited everyone. He arranged groups of people, gave them a map of their territory and explained that we were to go to each house in our zone, knock on the door, tell them where we were from and ask if we could pray for them.
I knew right then I was in trouble. I had never knocked on anyone’s door before and asked if I could pray for the person behind the door. Convinced I had responded to the wrong invitation, and with considerable unease, I began plotting how I would get out of the gym without anyone noticing. Before I knew, my hand was in the air, and I was assigned to go with a husband and wife team over to some apartment buildings down the street. I didn’t know these people very well, but that was all about to change.
Here’s your job
When we got our assignment, I immediately shared that I had never done anything like this before, so don’t be calling on me. My post was to stand back, watch and pat them on the back for jobs well done. I had never prayed aloud before, and this wasn’t a good time to start. They reassured me I didn’t have to worry. All I had to do was watch, and we would be fine.
I’ll share more tomorrow on what happened next. In the meantime, enjoy a verse I found from Gods Holy Word.
Acts 4:29-31 says this, “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
My footnote says, “Boldness requires courage to press through our fears and do what we know is right.” How can we do this? Well, one of the ways we can do this is to pray with others.
Lord, thank you for my friends who were not afraid to pray aloud in front of others. They weren’t scared to knock on those doors or to teach me a valuable lesson about courage, faith, and fear. I pray you continue to bless them in mighty ways. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady