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Go ahead, call me “bent”.

I’m just wondering — would Curt’s memory, knowledge of the Word, sense of humor, quick wit and ability to love be whole today if we had not prayed like we did?

I’m thankful we rallied behind him – not as much as Curt and his family, I’m sure! I’m celebrating the miracle in Superior today; it has a perpetual smile on my face. In the hubub of the celebration, though, my mind got up and went around to the other side of the table again. (I’m prone to that; it’s been that way as long as I can remember, and sometimes it isn’t much of a “blessing”.)

What if we’d said, as we often do, “I’ll pray for you” but never got around to it?

I wonder.

How many blessings have we deprived ourselves of because we neglected to ask? Just ask?

What does Heaven do with the answers to prayers that sit on the shipping dock so long they start getting in the way?

We know the prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (Js. 5.16) We know a lot of times we don’t have because we don’t ask (Js. 4.2) or ask with wrong motives (4.3) But Jesus said Ask. Seek. Knock. This time we did. We really did. And look what God did?!

What if we prayed this way all the time?

What if the way we prayed the last ten days was

— the way we always pray?!

Selah — Think about it.