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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Fellowship (among believers) (10/11/07)

TITLE: INVOLVED
By Paul Potenza
10/14/07


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INVOLVED
We're getting into the small group thing at my church. We got a new Involvement Minister named Jim. As a direct result of that we also got his wife (Becky) and their kids. Becky is a beautiful woman, but she has had a hard time making the transition from her old church to ours. We love her and we want her to feel at home in our little congregation but she feels that she is not welcome. She feels that we look at her as aloof and distanced. She wants desperately to fit in. She is experiencing panic attacks. I know what those feel like because I am a combat hardened Marine. I want her to fit in.
Tonight I want to say a prayer for her. I really want her to feel our fellowship. So...I pray.
TONIGHT I PRAY FOR MY SISTER BECKY

My most loving Father...

Tonight I pray for my sister Becky.

She is such a good woman.

She has given us her life.

I understand that You have important things to do but for tonight...I ask
You to take care of her.

I ask You to give her a night of peace.

Let Jim do the dishes and vacuum the rug and take care of the kids. I know
that he is strong enough. He has proven himself again and again.

But Becky is fighting demons that we mortals can't see. I know those demons
too. I know that YOU can see them Lord.

I humbly ask You to give her Your hand. I respectfully ask You to hug her
neck and put Your hands on her like You did with those little children
because...

That's really what she is.

She is not a woman.

She is a little girl waiting in line to be hugged and blessed by You. She is
being "shooed" away by disciples who mean well but just don't "get" that You
want Your babies in Your arms.

I'm in awe of you Lord. I know that You are all good. So for tonight, I give
You praise and I bend my knee before You, and I come to You requesting
something for someone else.

Tonight I pray for my sister Becky.

And tomorrow let her walk on sunshine with Jim and the kids by her side.
Sorry about the last line but I was listening to Katrina and the Wave when I wrote this and it all just seemed to kind of fit.

PS. I sent this to Becky and it looks like she wants to stay and fellowship with us.


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LauraLee Shaw10/18/07
The thought behind this is very precious.
Laury Hubrich 10/18/07
I love written prayers for one thing -- so nice job. I really like this line:

She is a little girl waiting in line to be hugged and blessed by You. She is
being "shooed" away by disciples who mean well but just don't "get" that You
want Your babies in Your arms.
Good job!
Laury
Dee Yoder 10/20/07
I, too, love the line that Laury quoted. It's wonderful in expressing how we feel about God and how He feels about us. Very touching entry.