Today as I walked, I had “Father Abraham” stuck in my head:
“Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham.
I am one of them, and so are you. So let’s all praise the Lord!”
I hope none of you has the impression that I am a super-spiritual saint, or a prayer expert. I am as easily distracted as the next mom of three. So today I noted that “Father Abraham” has an excellent rhythm for walking. I also noticed the yellow and brown leaves crunching under my feet as I walked, proof that autumn has finally come to sunny California. I had to keep reminding myself that I was out to pray, and not to think through my to-do list, observe Halloween decorations, or mentally compose a blog post.
Once I was able to focus on my goal of prayer, I decided to pray for our youth leaders. Last night was a Leaders Meeting at our house. It’s always fun to hear all the ideas and plans in preparation for future clubs, parties, outreaches, Bible studies, and camp trips. My prayer for my husband and our leaders is that every thing they do will point to Jesus, and Jesus alone. No matter how great their plans, I pray that they will keep the main the main thing. Youth Ministry is not about throwing the biggest party, playing the best games, singing the newest songs, or having the most kids show up. It’s about Jesus. I pray that they will never, ever, stop telling kids about Jesus.