Jodina & Liz
Another of Jodina's sisters, Tere, invited us all to begin praying together. At first, we met to pray for crisis matters. But there was so much need in all of our lives, we knew we needed to begin praying together on a regular basis. So we began meeting every Tuesday & Thursday morning at 5:30 to pray for two hours before we had to get home and get kids off to school. And we did it every single week. There were several of us and it changed a few times. But eventually everyone moved or was unable to come for one reason or another until it was just Jodina, Liz & I meeting to pray. And as our families changed, our times changed. Soon, we were meeting on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 and praying until 9. We've done it for years. We have seen God do so many amazing things! We've prayed for ourselves, our husbands, our children, our church, our friends, sick people, hurting people, our country, Israel...too many things to remember. Except that we've journaled it all. (And often said we wish we'd had a camera rolling to remember the amazing and exciting things God has taught us!) We've whooped and hollered, we've grieved and wailed, we've danced and fallen on our faces. And the thing that we've smiled and talked about time and again is this verse: Malachi 3:16, "Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name." We can't wait to get to heaven and see that book of remembrance.
And then I moved. I'm not sure where we go from here. I hope to still meet these sisters and pray together. But I'm also hoping to take my turn and invest in some others. If you don't have a prayer partner, I hope God gives you one. I am a rich woman because so many others invested in me.