Devotion from Carole Pegram


Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit…” -Eph. 6:18 (CEV)


After spending a long 4th of July weekend with us, my brother and his family had returned to South Florida and our Mother was back in Merritt Island. The call came late one night that same week for my brother: our amazing mother had quite suddenly and unexpectedly died. Since no family had been with her at the time, all the arrangements were made over the phone with the funeral home to prepare Mom for burial. When I shared with my friend, Joan, my anxiety and dread of going to the funeral home the next day, she asked: “What time is your appointment?” I replied 11:00 o’clock and she said: “I will be praying for you at 11:00 o’clock tomorrow.” At the appointed hour, upon entering the room to see Mom, my stomach settled and I felt a sense of calm and well-being. I knew Joan’s prayer had been heard.


Thank you, Lord, for the gift of powerful prayer and for friends who will pray for you during the dark times when you find it difficult to find the words. Amen