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Linda Buxa
by Linda Buxa
December 10, 2021

I’m editing a book for a friend. She started the project to tell her story, even though she really wasn’t a writer—though with time and persistence she is developing those skills. Frankly, I have no experience editing a book—though with time and persistence, I am developing those skills.

We both agree that our inexperience is good because whatever success we might have means we can only give God the glory. Still, our inexperience means we could use some help. That’s why she immediately texted a photo of us to her closest friends and asked them to pray for the project. And I promptly forgot about it.

About a year later, I was introduced to one of the pray-ers. Her eyes opened wide, she pulled me into a hug, and said, “You’re the one I’ve been praying for—for over a year.” She released me. Then hugged me—again and again. 


There’s no privilege quite like hearing that a sister in Christ, who is a perfect stranger, has been persistently praying for me! 

It is a privilege to pray for others and a blessing to hear that others are praying for you. So today let’s remember to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18).

Then call, text, or email them to let them know.

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