I recently had a small leak in my tub faucet. By themselves, the little drip, drip, drips were not a great bother. At bedtime, I put a pitcher underneath the faucet to catch the stray drops. By morning, I discovered that the drops filled the entire pitcher! Accumulating the single drops made an impact over even a short amount of time!
So it also is with prayer, as my friend Chris Shea gently reminds her readers in her new book, Little Prayers to Bless Your Day. Chris is also the author of many books including So This Is How Being a Grandmother Feels, God Thinks You’re Wonderful (with Max Lucado) and If God Used Sticky Notes®. Chris is a supportive friend of my fledgling attempts on this blog.
Using her talent palette for illustration, writing, and Bible verse pairing, Chris creates a beautifully delicate reminder to “Pray without ceasing”. Chris writes, “Imagine the blessings that would come in a day where a little prayer—like grace before meals—is whispered while doing ordinary things like waiting in line, shopping for shoes, or doing a load of wash. Surely, praying a little more often—like between meals—would bless the one upon whom our thoughts rested…and us too.”
Reminds me of George MacDonald’s statement, “Anything big enough to occupy our minds is big enough to hang a prayer on.”
Little Prayers to Bless Your Day is perfect to carry in your purse, give to a friend, leave in the hospital room after a visit, gift to a neighbor, tuck into a child’s care package for summer camp or school, slip into an envelope for mailing, and so much more.
Our prayers may seem like little drips to a big God, but because He is a big God, He can turn our drips into a deluge of blessings! I am so glad that I have Little Prayers to Bless Your Day as a delicate, visual reminder.