Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Prayers


Praying is not a schedule. It’s not something you do because you have to, and that’s what Carla McDougal shows us on page 47 when she makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her kids. She asked, “How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have I made over the years?”

She chose to use that moment to pray for each child as she slopped peanut butter on one side and jelly on the other. It’s a great idea to simply pray for that person while you are doing an activity for the person in question. In fact, it’s what I found easier to do than to wait for formal prayer time. When someone asks me to pray for them, I do—right then and there! While I am doing something, I pray. I even have a necklace I wear that reminds me to pray for a certain individual every time I wear it.

It’s a necklace of rocks, delicately wrapped in silver metal.

So the next time you make sandwiches for your family, pray over them while doing this seemingly mundane job. It’s the love wrapped in the act that makes all the difference.

And God sees it!


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