OurPrayer Ministry: Everybody Can Be Great…

Volunteering to pray for others is a way to enrich your spiritual journey.

Posted in , Apr 9, 2015

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Many people stay on the sidelines of life. Others offer their talents and time to help make our world a better place. Our world is brighter because of them–people helping people illuminate dark places with God’s light, plant seeds of hope in broken hearts and fill empty hearts with love.

Some people feel they need special qualifications to serve or help others. The truth is that a caring heart, passion to help and a willing spirit to serve is all it takes to make a difference.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

I like to think of S.E.R.V.E. in the following way:

S = seek to find a need you can fill. 

E = everyday do a good deed for others. 

R = remember that the Lord showed us the way to serve. 

V = value your time and make a difference with your life. 

E = extol the name of the Lord through your service…actions speaker louder than words. 

One way to serve others is by praying for them. The Guideposts OurPrayer ministry lifts up and reaches out to people through prayer.

Volunteering to pray for others is a great way to enrich your spiritual journey as you bring the comfort of God’s love to those in need.

A prayer volunteer shared, “I marvel at my prayer volunteer journey. A dream fulfilled in God’s time that allowed Him to use my willing spirit, voice and technology to reach out to others while sitting in my living room chair. How amazing is that?”

Do you want to help others in their time of need? Volunteer to be a prayer partner. Just one hour a week from your home or office is all it takes.

Please share your volunteer story in the comments field below. How has giving back blessed your life? 

Lord, may we find a place in our world where we can use our gifts and passion to help and serve others.  

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