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…
I’ve got my 3….let your 3 know so that they, too, will have a choice to do the same!
Great advice Joe. Thank you!
My list per day must be at least 10-20 people. I say that number because I pray about 3-4 times per day and in each prayer session I add someone different, often times these people are constantly in my prayers and perhaps there for years or days. I pray for my parents although they have gone on to greener pastures I pray for them to have their sins cleansed by God so that they are going to see God soon. November is the month for prayer for the faithfully departed and so I pray for all my relatives those of whom I have met and those of whom I have never met. And you Tim, I pray for often.
Hi Tim. This is great! I would say you should let the people you are praying for know ahead of time so that in case they have specific prayer requests, they can tell you, and you’ll know how to better pray for them. Then they can also choose to pray for others as was mentioned by your friend Joe above. Be led by the Holy Spirit. Let Him guide you in this.
I always pray for strangers.. Still praying for Ruby ..the litter girl we met in Florida with caner. I wish there was a way to find out though like when you pray for a stranger often times you will never know but I guess its in the hands of someone much much higher.
Argelio: good idea, I will let the “special 3” know who they are when I can. We can start a movement. 🙂
Lindsey: that is awesome that you remember her from 10 years ago during a brief encounter. I will add her to my list.
I love the idea Tim.!
Thanks Norma. Did you choose your 3?
Tim, your vision for blessing 3 unsuspecting people through power of prayer is incredibly inspirational.
I am praying for a super natural chain reaction of blessings to cover all brothers and sisters praying and being prayed for.
I have chosen my three!
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it
Awesome and encouraging verse Lisa. Prayer is powerful in the name of Jesus. Thanks for commenting,sharing, and reading my stories. 🙂