My writing time today got taken up with a more important matter – I spent some time with a friend who shared some personal prayer concerns. I don't mind the change of my plans at all. I believe that is where God wanted me today.
But as I finish up my work today, I opened an e-mail telling of a new post written by my friend, Tara Beauchamp. Tara and her husband, Joel, work at Waypoint Center, a Christ-Centered drug and alcohol recovery program located in Dahlonega, GA. Waypoint is one of those things that God has laid on our hearts to support in prayer and however else we are able. Tara writes a blog, Shine Out of Darkness, and the recent post speaks about praying for the men of Waypoint. I offer it to you to read and to pray – and as food for thought of what prayer can do in changing your own life.
Tara challenges us to pray for at least one man daily. Check out an earlier post of her's on the Shine Out of Darkness blog that gives the names of the men, as well as the staff. I encourage you to be a watchman in their lives and to support them with your prayers, if not your presences and gifts.
Father, give us Your eyes to see our brothers (and sisters) the way you see them. Help us to prayer and support those who have reached rock bottom and are trying to come back to life in and through You. Father, let extend Your mercy and grace as freely as You have extended it to us. We trust in Your promises and the power of prayer. We unite our hearts in praying for those at Waypoint and other recovery programs where You are the center. In the blessed Name of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.