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Hey Friends~

The other night I went to bed but, even though I was completely exhausted, I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned and tossed some more. As I often do when this happens, I asked God if I should be praying for someone.

My 17 year old son Jake came to mind, so I started praying for him and his safety. Jake was at BW3 (a local restaurant) watching the Red Wings hockey game on TV with a friend.

After praying for Jake, I got out of bed and came downstairs to read/pray some more. There was Jake (and his buddy Travis) just entering our foyer. They both had eyes as huge as saucers and were obviously very shaken up about something. My first thought is that they had been in an accident. My heart stopped!

It turns out that while they were at BW3, two big tables near them (one on either side of Jake & Travis) started to trash talk to each other. At first they thought the guys were joking with each other, but tempers escalated quickly. In a matter of minutes, a huge fight had started!

One guy picked up a chair and broke it on another guy (and almost hit Jake)! As fists were flying, Jake nearly got punched in the face in the midst of this brawl (yes, in the restaurant!). Travis ended up jumping over a wall, landing on a table (while patrons were eating) and both guys ran for safety.

I am praising God Jake & his friend made it home safe ~ and thankful that the Holy Spirit prompted me to pray! Thank You, God! ♥

James 5:16 reminds us the prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective. I might add so are a mama’s prayers!

For more ideas of how to pray for your children, check out this resource. (I have my copy hanging right by my bathroom sink. I read it/pray it every day while I brush my teeth)

How about for you? How has God answered your prayers? I’d love to hear from you!

Prayer works for me! For more Works for Me Wednesday tips, head over to visit Kristen at We Are That Family.

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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