The Whisper of An Impromptu Prayer

by Cathy Baker

As shared in last Thursday’s post, it’s often those quiet, subtle whispers from God that leave the deepest imprint on our lives, as well as others. 

Recently, I walked into our local tea bar and ordered an Earl Grey. The young barista was confused.

“You don’t want your normal Mocha with whip?” she asked. I quickly told her that my fickle gallbladder had ushered in a new way of eating AND drinking. 

As I made my way to the table with my cuppa tea, a woman who’d been waiting for her tea while I ordered, walked by. We exchanged pleasant goodbyes as she walked out the door. 

I saw her get in the car, start it up and sit there for a second. The next time I looked up she was walking back through the door towards me. 

“I was sitting in my car getting ready to leave but the Lord told me to come back in and pray for you. Do you mind if I pray?” she asked as she bent low, near my ear. 

I don’t remember the last time that happened to me but let me testify now — it was a moment I won’t soon forget. I thanked her, and I thanked God. Her, for the obedience required in doing what God called her to do in that moment, not knowing how I would react. And I thanked God because only He knew how much I needed prayer as I quietly sipped my tea. 

A quiet whisper. The woman heard it and obeyed. And because of her whisper of prayer, I was blessed. And because I was blessed, I desire to be more aware of those same whispers from God so I can bless others in the same way. 

How about you? Have you had someone pray an impromptu prayer for you or someone you love? Is there some way I can pray for you today? 

And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 1 Kings 19:12

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