A Little Sip

Read John 4:7-15, The story of the Samaritan woman

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to human kind. For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things. Psalm 107: 8-9 (NRSV)

Kathy Gaillard lives in Wisconsin. Her prayer partner lives in a different state. When they lived in the same city; they prayed with each other weekly. Although over the years her friend has moved to three different states, they have continued to pray by phone.

Occasionally they both get busy, so they don't pray together as often. But eventually one of them will text the other to schedule their prayer time. They always spend the first few minutes catching up on their lives, then they ask each other about their prayers requests. Finally they pray.

During a recent call, they remarked that their time together was like having their thirst quenched. They both laughed when Kathy's friend said, "All we needed was just a little sip." Psalm 107:9 tells us that God satisfies thirsty souls.

Praying doesn't have to be complicated or follow a certain ritual. It's simply talking to God as a friend, coming to our Creator honestly and openly about our cares and concerns. When Kathy's friend and Kathy end their prayer time together they say goodbye, knowing that they both can continue their conversation with God.

We can do the same, but if you feel the need to request prayer for yourself or someone else, you can email prayerpastor@gmail.com and your request will go to a prayer group.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for friends who help us to spend time in your presence and find peace in the power of your love, in Jesus' name, amen.

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