Good Morning July 5

Sunday morning several week ago I was sitting in the lobby of our lodge waiting for our group to head to church. The lodge is in Moshi, Tanzania at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain get thousands of climbers every year. I was wearing my clerical shirt and cross, so was recognizable as a pastor/priest. A young woman saw me and came over. She asked if I had a blessing for mountain climbers? It was a spontaneous opportunity for prayer. I put my hand on her shoulder, and prayed for her safety and that of her group. The clerical shirt made the opportunity here, but that is not my point for writing. These spontaneous opportunities come to all of us. You just need to listen when you are in conversation with someone. You believe in God. You pray. You believe that God answers prayer. So when you hear a real concern in the voice of another, why not ask if you can pray for them. A prayer doesn’t need to be long or eloquent. It will be God’s Spirit using you. That is what Christians do for one another. So why not pray out loud on the spot. God can use you in wonderful ways.