Seen and Prayed For
Seen and Prayed For
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
Genesis 16:13 (NIV)
Heavenly Father, I am overwhelmed that You, the Creator, Redeemer, and Living God, see and know me. Even more, you long for me to know You through Jesus. Help me to live from that place of being fully seen, loved, and known by You, that I may be one who truly sees and loves others. May all those who feel unseen know that You see and love them.
I looked up into the concerned, compassionate face of a stranger. She’d arrived with someone earlier and was on her way out. “May I pray for you and your husband?” she asked tenderly. As she prayed, her words flowed like soft music, selflessly and gracefully from a humble heart. When she left, my spirit revived and my eyes glistened.
Though her prayer was beautiful and meaningful, the greatest gift she gave me was that of being noticed. God had seen me and met my need through a dear sister in Christ. I was empty, and He filled me. I was weary, and He strengthened me with His word and His body. He saw me and knew my heart.
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