Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Mama knows how to pray!

Each night mama and I pray together. I usually pray first then mama prays. Last night we both prayed for rain as it has been kind of dry here. This is how are prayers for rain went:

Papa: "Lord, we need rain, if it is your will give us rain this evening and tomorrow."

Mama: "Lord we need rain, we need it to make things grow, the farmers need it for the crops, I know you are listening to our prayers. and please, have it rain tonight, here at the camp they are having girls camp and they don't need rain during the day (I prayed for rain tomorrow! Whoops!) as it will hamper the girls from having fun with their day activities. Thank you Jesus for listening to our prayers."

Even as mama was finishing up her prayers the thunder started. Shortly thereafter through the night the rain came down. We got a nice little shower last night. this morning the sun was shining. The girls at girls camp are walking around outside, I can see them through the window right now. It should be a nice day today.

Yep, sure glad I have mama. Even if I get my prayers a little screwed up, mama gets it right. Last night I was a little tired I prayed for my blog roll - a few specifics but mostly kind of a generic prayer. But when mama prayed --- Oh my! she rattled off most of your names, kids names too, I was amazed at how well she knows the blog roll! For example, when she came to Robin, she talked to Jesus very personally about the baby she is carrying!

Maybe this isn't a good spiritual thought, but Papa sure is glad he has Mama backing up his prayers! Deb, you have a good prayer partner - she prays for you and your family by names!

32 comments:

wornoutwoman said...

Oh mama, what a precious child of God you are. Thanks for your prayers and I'm glad you all had answered prayer for rain.

Indian Lake Papa said...

This is Mama

Papa makes me sound better than I am. I do pray for his ministry which is you all. I did think of the little girls and not raining on them while they are out...But I am sure I didn't get you all by name as I really am not good at reading on the computer. But Papa keeps me posted on a lot of prayer needs.

God bless each of you. May you enjoy HIS love today

Mama

Keetha said...

We got rain down here in Indiana too - - - and we also needed it badly.

So, mama's prayers worked over a LARGE territory!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Keetha - mama's prayers cover a wide area! Fortunately they cover papa too! Glad you got your needed rain!

Sharon said...

Prayer can be a strong thing and so glad Mama got it right for the rain. Might send a little down our way. Funny how we all pray differently some out loud, some quite (me), and some long and short but he always manages to hear all of us. Glad the girls are having a good time at camp.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Sharon - I have heard there are 175 girls here for camp! They are such a bunch of energy! I pray that all of them will get to meet Jesus this week.

gchyayles said...

Praise God for the power of prayer. Don't we serve an amazing God? Not only does He listen but He is always faithful to respond in a way that's best for us. I am thankful for both you and Mama in my life. I love you two.

Char said...

I have such good memories of church camp. We went to a place on a small lake near Cadillac that was a former CCC camp. I was baptized there in the lake when I was 14.

Praying for God to meet your girls this week.

(P.S. I frequently tell people that baptism doesn't "take" unless you're baptized at church camp, in a lake, by immersion, with the moon shining, with the choir singing on the raft. I know that's bad theology, but it's fun to tease people. It's especially fun to tease the people I know now, who believe in sprinkling and infant baptism - but we won't go there.)

Indian Lake Papa said...

GCH - The power of prayer is indescribable - without the resource of prayer there would be no Christian hope. A funny note - when mama is praying and I am next to her, I sometimes pray for other things quietly as she prays out loud - but I find myself stopping - intrigued by her prayers. :o) Saying to myself; "why didn't I think of that?" I think God gets torn up - with my thoughts when mama prays! lol We love you too!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - i grew up in the big town of Buckley, not too far from Cadillac. The camp I went to was run by a couple from Harrietta not to far from Cadillac. camp is special!

Char said...

Okay, Papa, I did this just for you, but others will benefit.

I changed the settings on my blog so that when you click the char link you'll be taken to my profile where you'll see two blogs. Derby Doings is the family blog. LiLAC is my personal reflections blog.

Blog away!

Tam said...

mama - i look up to you. i truly do. thank you for being a stellar example of such a godly woman. God knew i needed you and papa in my life. HE is so very good!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - this is Mama

We are looking forward to visiting with you. It is a hot one here today. It is hard to get anything done. A good excuse to read a book. :)

Have a great day. Love Mama

This is Papa back !! I made mama what she is today :o). I pray (miracle of miracles) That Brent will have the same success! lol

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Thank you for visiting our blog!!!

Selena (Skunnydroppings)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Selena - thanks for dropping by also - have a great day!

cpk3 said...

Papa.. So awesome that God found you the perfect help mate... ;)

I can only hope and pray that my growing love for Christ Rubs off on my wife like yours has for Mama.

Thanks for Praying for me, know that I am praying for you also.

CrossView said...

So glad she has you to keep her on track. ROFL! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

CPKIII - Thanks, mama and i boyh pray for you and your family.

Crossview - its been tough! ha!

Robin said...

Mama and Papa - thank you both so much for your prayers and insight! It touches my heart deeply to know you are praying for me and the child I carry and will have the pleasure of meeting in December.

I finally posted my "strange" lazy river story...

mandy said...

put me on mama's prayer list! and she can pray whatever she wants about me. :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - We shall keep you in our prayers and take good care of our grand babies!

Mandy - You bet - I will be sure mama prays for you - lets see, you wanted twins right??

CrossView said...

I bet it has been tough! I feel for your poor wife having to train you.... We women have a rough time with that!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - If mama is going to straighten papa out - she has her hands full! She really needs to pray! lol

Tanya said...

That is so awesome, I love to see the prayer warriors in action. God gives us all wonderful gifts and we come together to bless each other with our individual gifts and unique ones. God bless you both. Love Tanya

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tanya - God is so faithful - He wants us to pray and talk to him! Mama is a real prayer warrior. Prayer time with her is a real blessing.

1godsgal said...

Mama...I am so thankful to have you praying for me...things happen when you pray!!! And, we're all glad that you have Papa's back too... LOL

God answers prayer all the time...It's good for us to recognize and praise Him for it. Can't wait to give you hugs....Love you both!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Deb This is Mama

I am praying for you and your family. Hope all is going well there. God answers little prayers too. Like helping me find things even when I put something in the wrong place.
Have a good day.

Love Mama

darla said...

I love that he always hears our prayers, and answers too! I have been thinking about how the Holy Spirit lives in us and intercedes for us because we don't know what we need to pray for...that is probably a post in itself..but alot more thinking first. Love you both!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - I don't think that I totally comprehend how much the Holy Spirit works in our lives. I weep at times when I know He really wants total control of my life and then I hold back.

grandmasmith said...

You two precious people will never know just how much it meant to those of us working at Girls' Camp - we had rain but twice at night when they were all in bed, and once during afternoon chapel - and no one missed their 'wilderness' adventure outside! THANKS. Keep praying for these precious girls - many cried at dismissal on Friday because they felt so safe on the campground and did not want to go home to abuse and neglect. They need our prayers as they choose to follow God under awful circumstances.

Technonana said...

Papa.. what a sweet post!! It gave me chills... down here we call people like Mama, prayer warriors!!!
I just LOVED this!!!
Blessings!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Grandma Smith: We are tickled you stopped by! I just discovered your comment! Girls camp is a great thing - I finally got to pray through all their prayer request cards!

Hi Tech! mama is the best - I am so blessed - to have her!