Sara’s definition of a living prayer: “It is found in the reflection of others when they are touched by you. It would be seen in the joy that others would find contagious, and in the compassion that others would feel in your words and deeds.”
Being a living prayer is when I live a life where my spiritual and day to day life are no longer separate. Rather, they are woven together in harmony with each other. It includes the kind word I give for no reason, the intentional way I listen, and the hand outstretched to give and to receive.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “pray without ceasing.” We are able to pray without ceasing when we have reached this beautiful harmony of our spiritual and daily life.
Sara was a writer for (in)courage and after she passed away, they put together a beautiful video of how Sara impacted their lives. Lisa Jo Baker, a writer at (in)courage, described Sara as someone who “had one foot firmly planted here and the other firmly planted in Heaven. Sara wasn’t afraid to go, but she was being brave to stay.”
Lisa Jo described Sara as someone who showed us both sides of home…our home here on earth and our home in Heaven. This description is an example of our daily life and spiritual life being in harmony. This is a true example of what it means to be a living prayer.
I know I must live a life of surrender. A life that is not exempt from hurt and troubles, but through the hurt and troubles I can see the hope and grace of Jesus. A life where I can trust His word and truth despite the troubles I experience. A life of experiencing God continuously…never feeling apart from Him. By surrendering my life to God, I will see God’s light and no amount of darkness I experience can change the love and grace of Jesus.
“Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” ~James 1:1-4
When I live my life as a living prayer, I know I will experience the joy that God intended me to experience. I pray that I can be a living prayer to you.
I encourage you to be a living prayer too!
Love and blessings,