It wasn’t my idea, but yesterday morning I prayed that God would turn the hearts of parents to their children and children to their parents. The Holy Spirit led me to pray along those lines through the Scripture passage I was reading. He often does that. I don’t know what to pray, but He leads me, just like He promises in Romans 8:26. His prompt to pray came this time as I was meditating on Luke 1:17, where we’re told that John the Baptist would have a ministry of reconciling fathers to sons.
God brought the names of a few friends and families to mind—parents who need to be reconnected to their children and children who need to be reconnected to their parents. So I prayed for them and then, to be honest, thought no more about it.
Until this morning, that is. This morning a friend told me that he’d recently heard from a young man he’d been out of touch with for more than 10 years. Not a biological son, but a spiritual one. The young man missed the relationship and said yesterday that he wanted to reconnect.
As my friend shared his joy over his renewed relationship, I remembered how God had led me to pray yesterday. Could my prayer have had anything to do with this good news? I wondered.
I don’t know. But I do know that reconciliation was on God’s heart yesterday, and for whatever reason, He chose to share His heart with me. Psalm 25:14 says that “the LORD confides in those who fear him.” That always amazes me—that the Creator of heaven and earth wants to confide in me!
Next time you sense the Holy Spirit prompting you to pray for someone or something, consider this: The God of the universe has something on His heart that He wants to share with you. He desires your company.
I’d love to hear from you. Does God confide in you? How has that shaped and motivated your prayer life and your relationship with Him?