I returned two days ago from being gone 10 days on a speaking and visiting family trip. While I was gone, my mother, brother Chuck and I stopped at a fast food restaurant to get some drinks on our way to lunch. I sensed the Lord prompting me to ask the gal at the counter if there was anything I could pray for –for her. She smiled and said “no,” and I waited to get our drinks.

When I turned around, a woman who I’d noticed sitting at one of the tables nearby when I walked in, was standing right there. She said, “I have something I need prayer for.”

“Great!” I replied.

“I need a roommate right away.”

“OK, what’s your name?”


I looked at her kindly and said out loud, “Heavenly Father, I ask that you will provide a roommate for Julia right away. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

She didn’t looked shocked by my verbal prayer and I said I’d continue to pray. Will you join me in asking the Lord to provide this for Julia and reveal Himself to her even more?

After I got back into the car where Chuck was waiting, I told him what had happened. Of course, he was thrilled to hear it. At lunch a little while later, we ordered and then Chuck spoke up to ask our waiter, Rob, “We’re going to pray and bless our food, is there anything we can pray for you about?” Rob said no, but I gave a thumbs up to my brother who had passed on this idea originally given to me by Jim Harper.

On another note, my friend, Kat, has a friend, Derrick, who is very sick with cancer and could die without the Lord. Please pray that the Lord heals him but regardless, Derrick and his family come to know the Lord.