Are you a first responder? I don’t mean an EMT or fireman or someone in law enforcement. They are amazing . . . and certainly deserve our respect and admiration and support.
But I’m talking about prayer.
When you read on Facebook that someone has been in accident or is in surgery or otherwise ill, do you immediately respond in prayer?
When a problem comes up at home or at work, do you respond in frustration or anger . . . or in prayer?
Prayerwalking taught me that prayer that should be our first response rather than a last resort. Seeing the needs in my community prompts me to pray. When I hear a family arguing, I ask the Lord to bring peace — and Himself — to those folks. When I see graffiti as I drive through Reno, I ask my Father God to be the father of those youth. When the teens in my English classes are hurting about a friend in need, I pray that the Great Healer will love on them all.
I’m becoming a first responder, because I have found that prayer is the best problem solving strategy.
I invite you to find out more about first response in prayer and other prayer topics in Daily PrayerWalk: