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Sowing Seeds of Faith

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

Weekly Devotional

“Are there any prayer needs today?” I asked during a worship service. One person mentioned a neighbor who was sick. Another spoke of a couple with financial problems. A young man asked us to pray his grandmother. I said, “If there are no other concerns let us bow our heads and pray.”

Then I felt something tugging on my pants leg and at the same time heard a loud whisper: “Preacher, Preacher: “I ‘needs’ something too!”

I slightly opened one eye and saw a little boy was on his hands and knees below me, tugging on my pants leg and earnestly whispering: “Preacher, I ‘needs’ something too!”

The choir members behind were beginning to lose their composure and I could hear giggling in the background as the boy continued tugging on my pants and was by now speaking loudly: “Preacher, I ‘needs’ something!”

“Oh no!” I thought. “Had I ignored the prayer need of a small child? Maybe he knew of someone who was ill?” Feeling guilty and ashamed, I stopped the prayer and gently asked the young boy: “Yes son, what do you need?”



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