If you go all the way back to the start of this blog, you'll get the answer. I was a 40 year old, mother of two, content with life, full-time working, church-going Lutheran who knew nothing about Haiti. In reality, I most likely could not have found it on a map without the help of Google.
In January of 2010 there was an earthquake in this place called Haiti. I watched the news, read the articles, looked at the pictures, and couldn't break myself away from finding out more about the island, the people, the needs.
At the same time I decided to tackle two things I was really neglecting - exercise and prayer. What better way to accomplish both than waking up at 3:30am to hop on the treadmill and pray. As you can tell, I'm a corporate-working mom. If I can do two things at once and accomplish a goal, I'm all for it.
My prayers followed a format. It helped me not forget things, and reminded me to pray for specific things.
- Lord, thank you for all you have given me.
- Lord, please watch over these people in need.
- Lord, just what is it you want from me?