Learning to pray

Growing up an MK I was taught all my life about prayer. But I guess after living in the States for a while, I forgot the simplest things that you need to pray for. Like sun and rain. These seemingly insignificant things are huge over here as most of the population gets their food from gardening. We have been experiencing a rather cold season here in the tropics…and by cold I mean COLD. We will put sweatshirts, jeans, socks and blankets on at night and are still freezing. The weather during the days and nights here currently resembles Seattle if you have ever been there, you know what I’m talking about. So naturally dark, cloudy, misty days = no sun. Which means a number of uncomfortable things for us, like wet laundry all the time (because we dry it in the sun) and cold showers (because our water heater gets hot from our solar panels, which need SUN). Now I’m fine with the wet laundry…I can make due. But cold showers, when its cold outside, is just plain HARD. So as I was taking my daily cold shower I was brought to mind that I needed to pray about this. The Bible says a lot about prayer…

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Check out this picture our friend Matthew recently posted that completely describes what I’ve been talking about:

Clear-er day vs. Cloudy/Misty day

10535635_713660931694_6732283476337346216_oWould you pray with us for some sun? We desperately need some right now to lighten our moods and dry our laundry. It may sound simple, but life here a much more simple.