The Three Stooges, the Three Wise Men, three balls in a tennis can, Phillips, Craig, and Dean, the three amigos, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Three Dog Night and the confectionary Sweet-Tarts we loved as a kid and of course the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. It’s been said that good things come in threes.
On my journey, I pray for the same special people often throughout the day on a daily-basis. Some of whom I never even met but the Lord placed it on my heart to pray for them without fail.
Yesterday, I decided to choose one random person to lift up in prayer for a full solid-week and I mean seven full days. This selected person I shall pray fervently for them throughout the day. This chosen person will be in the forefront of my constant prayer.
Hopefully, fifty-two people a year will receive an extra dose of God’s grace. But who? Who should I pray for first? So many people came to my mind so I decided to make it two people a day for the whole week.
Two people instantly pop into my mind over and beyond my routine prayer list. But wait… I know a third guy needing a lot of prayer right now. I have to add him. So instead of 100 people a year receiving a full dedicated week of prayer, it will be in excess of more than 150 people annually.
Good things come in three’s so three it is. Three special people a week I trust will be given wisdom, provision, and protection. I expect them to be encouraged.
Now, I just have to decide do I let them know on Sunday when the week starts or wait until the week is up to inform them? Any thoughts for “just a guy on a journey” who loves people and cares about the human race? A guy that wants to see the pervasive love of God travel around our globe faster than Superman outruns a speeding bullet.
After I got this idea to pray for these people, while engaging my seatbelt, Randy Stonehill’s song picks up where it left off when my car was shut-off earlier. “Please, please! Pray for me!” Yep. Those Are the lyrics speaking through my car stereo as I write this story in my head and have one of my freshly chosen people in prayer. The message of praying for others is clear to me.
Wow! As I write this, I just thought to myself, what if everyone did this for three chosen people? Are you in? Do you like the idea? Do share. Did three people come to mind right away? Do tell…