Тревожные и неопределенный в течение следующих нескольких месяцев в моей жизни, Я решил представить молитвенную просьбу к служению женщин моей церкви игрового, «Молитесь, чтобы найти работу в Рочестере, Нью-Йорк.»Я много, много миль от моих друзей и семьи в штате Небраска, faithfully following God’s call on my heart to attend graduate school for a master’s degree in social work. I was also experiencing a prompting in my heart to believe that God had more in store for me in Rochester beyond my approaching graduation.
Несколько месяцев спустя, I was immersed in the pressing deadlines for graduation and completely forgot I had submitted my prayer request to the women’s ministry. One evening I was at the women’s Bible study sharing with a friend that I was looking for a job in Rochester. В то же время, a woman who I had never met walked past me and said, “You must be Damaris! I have been praying that you would find a job in Rochester!” I was very confused at first, wondering how this woman I had never met knew this about me. She reminded me of the prayer request I had submitted and introduced herself as Debbie.
In the coming weeks, Debbie and I both served on the greeting team at church and we would exchange hellos every few weeks. I mustered up the courage to ask her to go to coffee with me and our friendship quickly began to blossom. Debbie sent me perfectly-timed messages infused with Scripture and Truth that left me feeling so encouraged and cared for. Over time I noticed that Debbie posted Moms in Prayer pictures on Facebook, and I remember calling my mom asking, “Do you think Debbie is part of Moms in Prayer, слишком?"
One day we made the connection that we both had been impacted by Moms in Prayer—Debbie, a faithful praying mom and grandma, и я, a daughter of a praying mom who is the State Coordinator for Nebraska.
It seemed as if our spiritual bond was deepened by this newly founded friendship-a mutual, deep admiration and belief in prayer and this ministry.
Debbie then invited me to join her Moms in Prayer group for their weekly meeting. I accepted her invitation and quickly felt so welcomed by the moms in the group. At the end of the prayer hour, as we began to pray for the MIPI concerns, the prayer sheet read, “Increase hunger for outreach and follow up with home school moms in Nebraska as well as in other states and countries.”
Slightly confused, I looked around the group wondering why this request was on the prayer sheet. Had they chosen this request since I was attending the group? And how did they know that home school moms were so dear to my mom’s heart? I asked the leader, “Why are you praying for home school moms in Nebraska?” She replied that it was from the календарь молитва for that day. It was at that moment I knew God was so present in this room, in this ministry, in my new friendship with Debbie. I asked if I could pray for this request with the group, and tears left my eyes as I prayed for my mom and Moms in Prayer International.
Connections orchestrated by God and prayer are the most beautiful, life-giving ones. I could not have planned meeting Debbie and this Rochester Moms in Prayer group in a more beautiful way. Praise be to God who is actively working through this ministry to align the hearts of moms, бабушки, дети, cousins, and aunts through the power of prayer.
О, and God provided a job for me in Rochester just like I had asked for. I am a mental health clinician working in a school setting, providing counseling to students who have both learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses. And you had better believe that my students are being prayed over by me, throughout the day, также. Идти, Бог!
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Damaris Attanasio is daughter of Elise Attanasio, Moms in Prayer Nebraska State Coordinator.