My mom, Sally Burke, has been involved in Moms in Prayer for over 25 years and has been praying for me and my siblings our whole lives. It took me some time to truly understand what her prayers meant, but when I did, my eyes were opened wide. I heard stories of people’s lives being changed and began to see how it affected my own life. This transformed my prayer life. It showed me how powerful our God is.
I have two incredible parents I look up to in so many ways. I am the baby in the family with two older brothers and a sister. They are all married to wonderful spouses and my sister has the most adorable son and daughter. Being an aunt is so much fun! I also love going on adventures with my friends, trying new food places and volunteering at my church’s youth group.
One of my favorite verses is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This is how I try to live every day, with joy, in unceasing conversation with God and with a thankful heart.