I had a stalker. She drove up in front of my house yesterday, as I arrived home. In the driveway, I waited inside my car, wondering, and pausing, glancing at the unfamiliar car that parked behind me.
I thought the person in the SUV might go on, and maybe she was lost, but as soon as I stepped from my car, she came around her vehicle, to the yard, meeting me.
She smiled. I stopped. We both said hello.
She said, “I’m not a stalker. Really, I’m not. I’m having surgery. I just drove up, back down the road at my mother-in law’s house when you drove by. So I got back in my car and came to you.”
Puzzled, I listened with keen ears.
She went on, “I have you on my list, for you to pray for me. I’ve watched your service at the recovery center with the ladies, and with the homeless, and I know you’re a Christian. And I need prayer. ”
She shared her illness, the seriousness of the situation, and her upcoming surgery, one that brings anxiousness to my heart as I type this post.
My heart was reeled in like a new-friend-in-Christ stood before me, and I longed to comfort her. To pray for her, for sure, and right then!
So, yes, we started to pray right in the front yard, but only after we made sure we weren’t standing in any ants. Yes, I have ants who live and move and take over my yard at times. Which reminds me how fear or worry can bite and sting at us, too.
We held hands, prayed and I wept with her. We sought Christ, for healing, for comfort, and for support. For her faith to rise up beyond this situation. We also prayed for the doctors, too. For her family. And of course, for her!
So it seems, she has a list of “prayer warriors” written down on paper and she is seeking them out, and trusting the Lord with this season in her life. And she is praying to have a testimony beyond this sickness! Beyond this mass in her body!
So … being stalked to pray for someone is absolutely the best!! And if you don’t mind, would you pray for her, too? Just lift up a precious young woman …. her initials are K. C. And God knows her need … and He knows her name!